Grand Child Hood

When I was in my twenties I could wrangle with two, three, four, and more small children. Throw some teenagers in that mix. I could take them all on.

Feed them.

Get them to school.

Teach them to count.

Get them to nap.

Clean their clothes and put them away.

Read them Fraggle Rock.

Lecture them with the best of them!

Pay the bills.

Disinfect the bathroom daily. Yes, daily.

Cook the dinner and clean it up.

Help with homework.

Watch Unsolved Mysteries and Little House On The Prairie.

Sing Amazing Grace and say their prayers every night.

I could rock that mom thing with ease.

Possibly with some grumbling.

But I got it done.

But now.

I’m not twenty something.

Add one sixteen month old child to my day and….

I don’t care that the house is dirty.

I don’t care that he hits Po and it makes me laugh.

I don’t care if he drinks coffee (I’m KIDDING!).

I don’t care if all he has to do to get his way is pout or hug me. He’s getting his way.

I don’t care if he drags every single item out of every single drawer and cupboard.

The house is trashed. Β I’m tired beyond exhaustion.

Now that I’m not twenty.

I don’t care.

All of those things I don’t get to…

I’ll get to them when I’m not holding him.

36 thoughts on “Grand Child Hood

  1. It’s better to just enjoy the “now”. Cleaning can wait because we never know what tomorrow holds. Plus, my philosophy of cleaning is just not doing it πŸ™‚

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      • Ahhh, I thought that was the case …. and will now put my REAL response to this blog post haha…

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        *smiles* … spoiling them is fun to too … tiring but fun …and then you get to return them to their mum. And in my head I am with her … grandson’s mum. And will look at you and thank you for watching the wee one …and hug you…and lean in and whisper in your ear…

        … if he stays up late keeping me up because you spoilt him with sugar I am calling you up and not letting you sleep too damnit…

        *giggles*

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        • Oh Irish Katie! πŸ™‚ I am the one who needs to say that to HER when she asks me to keep him all night! He didn’t get up until NOON at HER house. She brings him over at 3. He’s asleep at 8, and back up at 3 A.M.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

          Hahhahahahhaa! I think I get to spoil him a little in payback! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. Grandmas are a little piece of heaven! I just can’t believe what my kids get away with when they are with my Mom. If I would have thought of not eating dinner and then asking for dessert I would have been sent to my room I’m sure! Not the grandkids, “Oh, you don’t like roast beef…no problem, here is some apple pie!”

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  3. “Mamo and Po” are whipped from one grandson? Ha! I made two of my OWN grandchildren… JUST KIDDING! But at least his parents come pick him up! LOL

    What a wonderful post, Chatter Master. Really nice!

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  4. Is this what I have to look forward to!! CAN NOT wait.
    And for now… The laundry can… Not the bathroom… It needs bleached!
    Live this one, CB

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  5. So true! We may not be able to do everything we did as children but there are much better things to do now that we are no longer 20! πŸ™‚ Holding grandchildren are definitely the one of the better things, although I have to wait to see … since I have only granddogs for now! LOL

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  6. LOVE it! It is amazing how priorities and perspectives change. What I’d give to go back and time and do a lot more holding and a lot less cleaning.

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  7. Disinfect the bathroom daily??? Gosh…you were a superwoman! and only with light grumbling at that…

    I used to be pretty OC about cleaning…now as long as we don’t start sneezing from the dust we’re okay. All we do is read, sing and watch our favorite shows, or swim. Somedays I teach them something from the books. Most days we just talk and eat and all that other stuff I mentioned. I hope my children will turn out all right…and their children will be as easy to raise as them πŸ˜‰

    Loved this post…

    Mary

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    • Thanks Mary. πŸ™‚ I wish the same things for my kids. When mine were little I had my routine and whatever else may get past me, the bathroom was always clean!!!!

      In hindsight my kids were “easy” to raise. I wish I had not stressed about the silly things. But I always managed to get stories read, songs sung and dinner on the table! πŸ™‚

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