Being a parent was great, but being a grandparent is a lot easier. Read on as columnist Adair Lara reveals ten reasons to be glad you’re the grandparent now, because kids are even better the second time around.
I love my children but i do know i missed out on a lot of things with my children that i can enjoy now with my grandchildren they are the greatest and you can try harder with your grandchildren were you messed up with your own children
I was a grandma at 36!!! I swear that is illegal somewhere! I love my grandson! I am Grammy, not Mom. My rules for him are as follows: I am in charge of NOTHING! Nutrition? What is that? Is that like Twinkies? Discipline? Who cares if he is standing on the table throwing food across the house? No one is getting hurt and the dogs are getting fed. I am sure you get the idea. If he is having fun and allowed to be a child, he gets away with whatever he is doing while he is at my house. It really is the best payback for your kids!
I tell my friends all the time that being a grandparent is a special blessing...Our 4 year old grandson is a joy...probably because we spoil him...I can't wait for more....
My mom watches all of her 5 grandkids and loves every minute of it...the other day a guy asked if she ran a day care and how much it was....she laughed and said she runs her memaw daycare with love and cookies and he laughed and said sorry...lol
this is one of the best parts of being a parent. I am fortunate enough to care for 4 of my 7 grandchildren on a daily basis so as the parents can continue with thier careers. I love the little arms around your neck, that 1st time they call you mommom etc. I think the most special part to me is when my nopw 5 year old grandson told me I was the bestest funnest mommom there is. I crawl under the diningroom table ( as it becomes a fort) or a (castle)..I have gone on bear Hunts in the livingroom, rescued my grandsons from alligators and helped my granddaughters get to the Ball on time..This part of my life is the most rewarding. My 14 yr old grandson said to me one time..I hope you stay to be a hundred because I will miss the fun and all the important things you have taught and given me. That makes me feel so good
Makes me smile all the time. Became more important than anyone or anything. I'd do anything for this toddler. She makes me laugh and keeps me busy. Can't wait to have another grand child. I adore her and loved watching her be born. Hoping my son and his wife have one soon too, I'll have to fly to be there on time. Wouldn't miss it for the world. Yes, I adore babies, wish I could go back to be in my 20's and start raising my kids all over again, WITHOUT having to work thought.
I have to say AMEN to each of the above comments. I am a grandma to an 8 year old grandson and a 3 year old granddaughter. I am so blessed to be able to "babysit" them everyday while Dad, Mom and Grandpa go to work. The love, hugs, kisses, smiles, laughs, etc. are worth so much more than money! I am so fortunate that my husband is able to provide for us so that I was able to quit my job as a nurse to take care of these babies. I thank God each and every day!!!!!
Being a grandparent is a gift my daughter gave me. But being included in their lives is even a greater gift:the excitement on my grandchildren's faces when they see me, the hugs and secrets, the snuggles at night and giggles in the morning, the announcements " I peed in the potty" "I talked at assembly in front of the whole school, did you hear me", the "private" phone calls that are really about nothing private, the visits-"can i stay longer this time-like a whole month"? What else could I ask for? I am so blessed
my mother in law was adamant about having our son call her aunt. it was so awkward and rude, but the day he was born she smiled down at him and said "hi, i'm your grandma" so i guess she realized what a blessing it really is to be a grandparent
Words cannot express the love i have for my grandson. You love your own children dearly but that love of a grandchild is diffrent and so so special. Its like we slow down and really get to enjoy them better and experiance thier love in a whole new way. I wouldnt trade it for nothing!!!!!
I love my grandsons! They are 2 1/2 and 1. They remind me so much of their daddy. It's fun living life thru them. I have a wonderfull grandmother so i remember how to be like her!
I love being a NANA.....Left my part-time job to be a stay-at-home Nana and can't believe how much I enjoy it...Of course I am alot less active than I was with my own children but wouldn't change it.
I never knew how much I would absolutely Love being a grandparent.It is so much fun having a sweet little baby around and to see the world again through a child's eyes.When you are raising your own children you really do not realize how fast time flies and they grow up too fast .Grandchildren give you another chance to experience some of the precious moments you might have missed with your own kids .
I love our Granddaughter, she's 12 yrs old now and she becomes more fun every day. I was able to help take care of her for her first 10 years and loved every minute of it. That's what it's all about, family!
We can love them and then give them back and get a good night's sleep!