My First Grandchild

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
A grandmother shows how to be helpful.

Submitted: November 10, 2012

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My First Grandson

I am finding being a Grandmother to be the greatest gift of all. Who would have ever thought anything could be better than motherhood. Well I found something, Grand motherhood.

My grandson came into the world on August 8, 2007. I was there to witness the whole thing, as were about ten other people. My daughter in law was a trooper, considering this was her first child, she allowed a whole circus in to oversee the blessed event. She was amazing, I thought I did a great job giving birth to her husband but was surprised to see she was one up on me. She gave birth in a big tub. It appeared they were enjoying a day at the spa, both she and my son splashing in the giant tub. Every once in awhile a low moan would escape her. I recall screams and threats to kill my husband for putting me in this position. When Lucas appeared at 6:00pm on that day August 8, 2007 with many people watching it was a very special day and I found a new respect for the mother of my Grandson. I would like to say I don’t cry often but that would be a lie, I sure cried that day. Tears of joy!!!!

It seems that every now and then I get on my son and daughter in laws nerves. I don’t get it I just have so many questions. Is he getting enough to eat? Are you changing his diaper often? What have you done, he is so cranky? They act as if they are annoyed with my concern. I would think they were grateful that I care enough to ask.

Maybe I’m a little overbearing but a grandmother has a right to know if they are doing it right. After all I did everything perfect. Just ask me.

Another thing I try to help them as much as I can, by taking him at least once a week. I tell them they deserve a break. “You work so hard and could use a nice sleep in” let me take him overnight. They think I’m doing them a favor but truth be known I am only thinking of myself. I bet no other Grandmother thinks like me. I know I’m special.

And when he comes I have to get everything accomplished in a twenty-four hour period. That is a ton of work. I bring out every toy and instrument of amusement I have on hand. Within two hours he is ready for a nap. I don’t get it we are only playing. It’s not as if he walks or even crawls yet, but all these toys sure make him tired.

My son thinks I over stimulate him but I can assure you I don’t. He just loves to play with ten things at once. You should see him he gets that wild eyed look. That’s not over stimulation though; it’s quality time with your Grandchild. New parents think they know it all.

When I bring him home after a grueling 24 hours, they have questions of what did we do. As if I’m going to tell them all my secrets. There are some things that have to be kept between me and his Grandfather, for his protection of course. I will share some of my experiences, however, like the fact that he seems to have a better time with me than anyone else. I can tell by the look of gratitude in his wild eyes. He sure doesn’t look like that when he is with his parents. How boring they must be, the poor child I know he would like to stay with me more often.

I just inform them he’s on my turf now and they should mind their business. Of course, I won’t do the same for them. I shouldn’t have to, I am the Grandmother. Did I mention the greatest joy ever?

My biggest concern at this point is what will he call me? There are so many grandparent names most of which are so old sounding. I’m only 48, really too young to be a Grandmother but they didn’t take my feelings into consideration. Go figure, selfish people that they are. Another shocker for me, I raised a selfish child. I only wish the same for him. And if I have anything to do with it he won’t be only selfish like my son, he will be spoiled rotten also. That’s what Grandmother’s are for. He goes home eventually they can fix whatever I messed up in that to short twenty four hour period. Maybe they should let me have him longer so I can be more helpful to them. I would like to see them get two good nights of sleep. I think I will offer that next.

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