Hi everyone! I spent Thanksgiving at home this year. My grandmother, who is in her mid-eighties, said the funniest, but slightly scary, thing to me over the break. I should preface this by saying that it was about my relationship with my boyfriend, whom I've been with for eight years. I was sitting down in our living room, watching TV with her. All of a sudden, she starts asking me if we were every going to get married and have kids. She said that I should have kids before I get too old (keep in my mind that I just turned 27 today), and that I should make my parents take care of them (we're Asian). She continued by saying that she knows how busy I am with work and that I should just come back every other month to visit them. This went on for about an hour before I got up and left the room. So, there are a few things here...admitedly, I was really angry and annoyed at first. EVERYONE we know is pressuring us to get married just because we've been together for so long. I think that we're both too young (we're both 27) and definitely not ready to marry, much less have a child together. It's frustrating that everyone is pressuring us. The funny part of the "lecture" was that she said I should just let my parents take care of our children. I know that Asian cultures have this concept of family elders rearing children, but having grown up here in the US, I find that it's a hard concept to grasp. I know my grandmother took care of me when I was very little (up until I was about two). So, in some way, I find the conversation amusing in hindsight - the cultural and generational differences. My boyfriend, who is caucasian, thought it was bizarre. So, have any of you experienced something like this?