What are these grandchildren, I’ll tell you what. A HANDFUL that is what. But more than that they are a bundle of joy, a laugh a day, one of the most biggest blessings in the world., that is what grandchildren are.. Fun funny and a huge headache at times. Why is this? I’ll tell you that too. When we get older our bodies change. Lots of new things hurt. Muscle mass dwindles so does our stress level. For one thing these bundles of joy grow, getting heavier but still want up with tiny arms and fingers stretched sky-high crying to be picked up. Ohh sooo heavy, but we pick them up, knowing one day they won’t want up or we just can’t do it. Not every grand parent mind you only a certain caring type.
What type? Well let me tell you.. Us type that’s who. There would have to be a chronological study of new mothers becoming grandmothers in order for myself or anyone for that matter to answer what grandmother type is the type who will not hinder grandchildren. BUT! needless to say there are those of us who under any circumstances will not get down on the floor with said child. Why? I’ll tell you why. We can’t. Well maybe we can but it hurts like [ i don’t know what] to get back up. So there is not many things to get us down on the floor. Sad really, only because the child is too young to understand this and cries on. Quickly the mind must be changed, so we say something like “goo-goo gaga play up here.” If we are lucky the child will join us on a sofa, at the table or just on our feet rather down on the floor.
Grandchildren are quick to learn only if [YOU] teach them. YES they MUST be taught by you by the parents by someone or they nothing like they are used to. Nothing. But they are smart they learn fast they are funny and bring so much joy into our lives. Little sponges they are, soaking up all the intelligent ways of life we feed them. Then before we know it they are helping us. Taking care of us, picking us up should we need it.
Grandchildren are our little seeds a piece of us, you, me. They need LOTS of ATTENTION every day EVERYDAY not here there maybe today maybe not. EVERYDAY learning love and care.. So we say softly no no no as you smile, going over to them guiding gently what should be done.
Not – NO! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT GET OUT OF HERE! NOW! GO TO YOUR ROOM I DONT WANT TO SEE YOU!
This is no way to react or speak to any GRANDCHILDREN ever! I’m sure you know people who scream and yell at children grand or not. This is not okay the child grows on this behavior getting older getting stronger getting meaner getting to hate and not care about anyone or anything only themselves. WHY? I will tell you why. Because that is how you raised them.
GRANDCHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE SO TEACH THEM WISELY OR BE ALONE.