Grandparenting 

This morning my fifth grandchild was born.  It is an exciting time for my son and daughter-in-law. I remember the first child to call me grandma was my son-in-laws daughter. She was just three when her dad married my  daughter. At the time we lived next door and I saw her often. She would occasionally stay at my house while her dad and stepmom went out. I called her Ladybug one day and she indignantly said that she wasn’t a BUG. Well, I explained that I liked ladybugs and thought they were cute little creatures and I thought it would be a nice nickname for her. I asked her permission to call her my ladybug. She thought about it for a moment and said that would be okay.  She’s almost sixteen now and she’s still my Ladybug.  Since then there have been four more born to my other children. Two of them live with us and have since the older of the two was a baby. Living with grandchildren is not what I had anticipated would happen but I am pleased with the arrangement. Many grandparents do not get to see the grandchildren very often so they miss seeing the day to day development. I worked full time when my kids were growing up and missed a lot of firsts. Not so with the grandkids. It has been wonderful. Sure, there are times the rowdiness gets on my old nerves but it’s okay I deal. It is well worth the hassle to experience the most precious of times. First steps, first words, learning to ride bikes and a myriad of other firsts.  There will be more grands coming along either by birth or adoption and I will love them all as much as humanly possible. Grandchildren are precious, to be loved and protected.  I look forward seeing my family continue to grow. I love being “Grandma!”

Blessings

Grandma Peachy

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About grandmapeachy

I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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