Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grandkids

My grandson is spending the week with us and I love being a grandma. I wish we lived closer and could see each other more often, but the time we do spend together is so much fun.
Some children must live with their grandparents, who take the place of parents, and others frequently care for their grandkids, but it's still different from being a parent because they have the benefit of experience.
Others seldom or never see their grandkids.
But those of us who do get to spend time with our grandkids are among the luckiest people in the world.

6 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Hey Janet! I love being a grandpa. I don't get to spend as much time with each one as I have six grandchildren, but just talking to them on the phone is precious and wonderful.

Janet Ann Collins said...

It sure is!

Stephen Tremp said...

We send video clips of our kids to their grandparents. ANd we need to get hooked up with Skype. We live 2,000 miles away and defineately need to get out and visit this summer.

Stepehn termp

Janet Ann Collins said...

Skype is definitely a help. We use it to communicate with one of our grown foster sons, who is deaf.

Susanne Drazic said...

My son has lucky because we live less than an hour away from any of his grandparents, so he has been able to see them quite often the whole time he's been growing up.
I hope I can be just as lucky when it is my turn to someday be a grandparent.

Janet Ann Collins said...

It's too bad so many people in our society live far away from family members. Having a grandparent around for help and advice is a big help to parents, especially new mothers.