The Grandparent Conversation
My idea of great parents…no question, my Daughters and Son-in-Law. They gave me incredibly gifted, talented, and creative Grandchildren. This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
I have not had a great month and a half. Please excuse the tone of self-pity because I am aware that others have major problems that are far worse. It started when the owner of the company where I have worked for 25 years(really loving my job most days)decided to retire. He sold the company. Wah-Wah! And my Great American Novel hasn’t even been published yet. Then my tax accountant calculated that I owe the IRS this year. And lest I forget to mention, I had some serious car repair expenses. Then the weather situation, rain, rain, and more rain. But guess what? Every time I told the April showers bring May flowers>>> so what do May flowers bring joke …my Grandchildren reeled with laughter when I said Pilgrims. Only the six year old really understood but that was enough for the four year old and two year old. If Josh thought it was funny then it must be so. Nothing seems so bleak when you are understood.
Also, I am happy to announce that Josh has entered the world of self-publishing through the ThinkItInkIt enterprise. His first endeavor was Josh and the Sock Monkey. ThinkIt provides the illustrations and children supply the title and content. Only one in print for now but you know that I am thrilled with his potential. And I am happy that his Mother has instilled a love of reading and books. His first trip to Barnes and Noble he needed the MomMom’s confirmation that he could keep the purchased favorite books and not have to return to the store as in the library routine.
And then along comes four year old Lainey. While coloring eggs in anticipation of Easter,I casually mentioned that it wouldn’t be long before the Easter Bunny visits. She asked to whisper in my ear, and she made the startling revelation,”MomMom the Easter Bunny isn’t real. But don’t tell anyone because some people believe.” Up until this blog I have kept the secret.
And then there is our two year old Paige. She is our rebel rouser. She established her own agenda when coloring Easter eggs. Dunk the eggs, color the face!
Thank you GREAT PARENTS wherever you are because as Grandparents we are assured the best is yet to be.