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'World's Oldest Mom' Opens Up About Parenting At Age 76

| by Jonathan Wolfe

So, you think you have a hard time keeping up with your kids these days? Imagine doing it at age 76. That’s exactly what Omkari Singh, the world’s oldest mother, does every day with her 6-year-old son.

“Many people ask me, ‘Is he your grandson?’” she says. “I tell them ‘No. He is my son.’”

Get this: there’s a 44 year gap between Singh’s oldest and youngest child. Her oldest child, now 50, was born in 1965.

What drove Singh and her husband to try for another son at their age? It’s about property.

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“I thought if I will give birth to a boy, I will become like other mothers,” Singh told MailOnline. “Without a son, there was no life for me. Because, who would own this house if I had no sons?”

Singh and her husband struggled to conceive their son naturally, so they turned to in vitro fertilization. To pay for the expensive therapy, they mortgaged their home, sold their buffalo, spent their life savings, and took out a credit card loan.

Singh admits she struggles from time to time to keep up with her energetic son, Akashvani. Over all, though, she’d make the same decision again in a heartbeat.

“I am very happy that I am a mother of a six-year-old son,” she says. “It is an unexplainable feeling.”

Singh doesn’t let herself worry too much about what will happen to Akashvani once she’s gone. Her only hope is that she lives long enough to see him marry.

“I am not worried,” she says. “After my death my daughter will take care of my son. I wish my son gets married very quickly and we both can be present at his wedding.”

Source: MailOnline / Photo Credit: Screenshot