Of course, I always expected to be, and looked forward to becoming a grandmother. Just maybe not quite so soon.
It turns out, that both of my children were absent when birth control was discussed at school and at home - both of them were parents at 19. While I'm not thrilled about their early parenthood, I am positively smitten with not only the kids (4 of them, now) but, with being a grandmother, too. I saw 2 of them enter this world and I cut one umbilical cord.
I find that, while I may not always be able to physically keep up with a toddler (certainly not the last couple of weeks), I have oodles more patience than I did when my own kids were small. Of course, it helps that when they're at 'Oma's house'; they don't pull the sort of nonsense they do at home. They are perfect little angels when they're here. (That ought to piss mom and dad right off!)