Saturday, May 7, 2011


If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend GRANDPARENTING. It begins with a small bundle, wrapped and warm. You can just sit and stare at it (him or her) for hours. The bundle doesn't move; it doesn't talk; it doesn't really DO anything. Yet it is infinitely fascinating.

Then the bundle grows, smiles, turns over, crawls, stands, walks, runs, talks, hugs, and on and on. The BESTEST part is that you get to be a part of this child growing up yet you do not need to concern yourself with any of the important but oh so RESPONSIBLE parts, like nurtrition, schedules, church attendance, financial education, clean clothes, all that stuff.

The tough parts are when the children who are giving you grandchildren announce that in some part of their upbringing, THEY will be doing it better. And when you see that they ARE improving on your best parenting efforts.

We have two amazing grandchildren who live with their amazing Mother, our amazing daughter.

Here's Drew. He's almost 7 and today he's best dressed for the Texas heat. Already, they have days into the mid-90s. Soon, they'll consider such a day a reprieve from the heat.

Drew is almost finished with 1st grade. I'm sure that no one, no other first grader in the world, or universe even, has conquered his school work like Drew. He reads and writes; his arithmetic skills are superior; he opines on many a subject.

It's hard to pin him down on the phone but when do, he signs off with, "Bye, Gramma, I love you."

Here's Noah. He is NOT, here, bothering his big brother.

What a Texan. EEEEE-ha~

Oh, by the way, Noah just turned


(Note the sushi: requested birthday meal)

You may be grandparents. Or someday, you may get your chance. I know you'll enjoy it but let's face it, you'll not top THESE grandsons!

1 comment:

  1. I've recently had a very similar conversation with a grand parent. Sounds like you are holding up your end by telling everyone how absolutely fabulous they are, sharing pictures, sending presents and loving them any chance you can.

    They are cuties, that's for sure, and it looks like they will be open minded to try new foods, that's my kind of grand kid!

    Happy Mother's Day, Lynne!!