Thoughts on Being a Grandmother

Now I understand all those gloating grandmas!

It's amazing how your life and your thoughts change when you become a grandma. Like when your children call to see if you can watch the baby and you drop everything just to get a chance to spend sometime with your grandchild. All of a sudden it doesn't matter what's on TV anymore, who wants to go where or how nice a day it is outside... your priorities change. Suddenly the only focus is when are they coming and how long do they get to stay?

In all fairness I have to say I've only been a first time grandma for 6 months now...and some people might say the excitement may wear off and all of a sudden I'll be dodging those phone calls one day. Curiously though, I don't think that will happen with me and my grandson. I think we've already got some kind of weird cosmic bond going on. Even though he's only 6 months old, he has grandma absolutely wrapped around his finger. And I don't mean just a little bit, I mean a lotta bit.

Just minutes ago as I was working on my laptop I glanced over at him because he was so quiet. Sure to find him asleep, I was shocked when he shyly flitted his eyes at me and covered his face and smiled. I could tell right then and there that we had a special bond. Sitting here quietly together, me in my chair, him in his seat, just content to be together...

Now that's something special in my book.

Source

All grandparents are partial!

Now I know I'm partial here because after all this is MY grandson but I have to say that he is one of the chillest kids I've ever met. Shocking because his dad was the exact opposite (maybe this is Gods way of being nice to me in my old age) Whatever the reason, I am blessed. This is a kid that only cries when he needs something. I kid you not, he's so chill that he scares me sometimes... I think he's an old man in a little babies body. Heck, he doesn't even cry when he's done a poop! Imagine that! I would cry my butt off if it were me!

So taking all this into consideration I'm just about sure I've got the greatest grand-kid in the world ( yeah yeah I know all you other grandparents out there you will beg to disagree) I just bet you will say that you have the best grand-kid in the world. OK... So we are all prejudiced about our grand-kids. Rightfully so. Being a grandparent is absolutely one of the greatest things our kids could have ever done for us, right?

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher and Grandma to Zach)

Your thoughts on being a grandparent

Are you a grandparent?

  • Yes and I love it!!
  • Yes but I'm a little overwhelmed by it all
  • No but I wish I was
  • No and I hope it's a long time before I become one!
  • I am looking forward right now to being a grandparent
  • It doesn't matter to me
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debris 7 years ago from Florida

Dorsi,

This is just the sweetest little hub. I work with some women and I hear them bragging about their grandchildren. It's really nice to hear. My Mother and my Mother-In-Law are both pushing to be come grandmas as well! But My wife and I are holding off a bit until we are firmly grounded financially. I'm very happy for you and your latest family member!

-Debris


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Vibhavari 7 years ago from India

Hi Dorsi,

Your grandson looks so adorable! It is true you know, that babies are intelligent beings, more so because they have just arrived from the other side so their wisdom and intelligence is "pure", not yet been affected by the crazy world they have come into. So you are right on target when you say " I think he's an old man in a little babies body." :)


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

I do agree with your thoughts here. I have written a hub on the same subject..


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

Awwwwww... he is so cute. Many happy hours and years with your little Zach.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

He is so cute and boy---do they know how to win you heart. grandchildren are great!!!!


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

That is a cute kid. Sure you are lucky!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

The fascination and willingness to look after Zach does not wear off at all, I am a grannie and have been for 2 years, still love to look after him and indeed do so every weekend, lucky me.

I think your Zach has a very special Grandma too.


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Aww. Not much else I can say. Sweet hub


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

What a perfectly adorable little guy! My mom is my son's favorite person lately. I would say that they definitely have a special bond, too. He has just learned to say a version of "Grandma" and so goes to the door and cries for her when he's fed up with mom & dad.

Loved this. Lucky grandboy you have. :)


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Dorsi - How could you not be wrapped by that face. He is absolutely precious. I am sure you are a wonderful grandmother!


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

"...chillest kids I've ever met..."

Now that's just groovy =) Great hub!


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

He's beautiful! Enjoy those times. the times with my grandparents who have all passed away are still very precious to me.


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Yes, it is life changing . . . a whole new perspective. Enjoy your little one, he IS beautiful ( you can say that about boys, too, for awhile).


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Jmell 7 years ago from El Paso, Texas, USA

Dorsi, I'm not a grandma yet.....and I can remember NEVER wanting to be! That was several years ago. Now, I'm actually anticipating that wonderful experience of loving a baby, yet not being totally responsible for it's entire survival! Just sweet love.


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BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

I'm a grandma too! It is great! Great hub!


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

My parents seem quite keen on grandparenthood too - my Dad drops in to our flat 1-2 evenings a week after work, and my mother goes from point A to point B 6 miles away via our flat more often than you'd think likely (-:


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typep 7 years ago

Great read! 5* Cant wait to read some more!


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thank you so much for everyone that has come by and read about my "grandma" thoughts! I'm about to be a grandmother again in 2 days and it's very exciting! This time a little baby granddaughter to spoil and love.

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