Convention dictates that I, at the age of 56 going 57, not to mention a mother of four and stepmother of three, should already have a son- or daughter-in-law or two in tow.
Convention also dictates that because the first three of the brood are already in their early- to mid-30s, they should have married and procreated like rabbits by now.
Further, convention also dictates that because the remaining four have all hurtled past the quarter century mark (although they have yet to reach 30), they should, at the very least, have potential mates in mind.
Now, Pak Abu's a step away from 60. Mak Labu too is closing in. Whither 'em menantus? Cucus? Anyone listening?
[Just my thoughts running gamut today....]
PS: Or shall I shower and 'simbah' them all with 'air bunga'? With water collected in 'buluh betung' from 7 'hulu sungai'? The mind boggles..
Menantu - son/daughter in law
Cucu - grandchild
Simbah - drench
Air bunga - water laden with fragrant petals
Buluh betung - bamboo
Hulu sungai - upper part of a river