- Family and Parenting
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.
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)