Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Seeing Grands...

Colt, Lauren, and Ali in tomato harvest 2014


The downside to not being able to get very far from mom & dad's is I don't get to see my grandkids as much as I want/need. 
The gods may have smiled on me, as I think I have found a good relief caregiver for the folks.  She is a pistol, talks a mile a minute, bonded, actually had dad stumped for a second, and mom just staring at her.  I can be too quiet at times.   She will make things interesting for them, and give me a chance to see my grandkids.

12 comments:

  1. I think that the tag-team situation with care giving was/is essential to remaining sane. You need to tell Dad that you're out cruising, looking for a mate. That will set him to thinking about why you need to be cut loose from time to time.

    They are nice looking grandchildren. But then again, they have good genes...

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  2. YAY! I'm so happy for you.

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  3. Grandkids are the best reason to grow old.

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  4. Woinderful! Enjoy your break.

    PS: If you find a fella, ask if he has a brother! ;)

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  5. Hardest job in the world is caregiver. So glad you have found a great relief valve to give you some "me" and grand kids time. Enjoy.

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  6. Glad you got someone to fill in. Take care of yourself too.

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  7. LL: Yes, I have discovered that maintaining sanity is an ongoing process. Dad thinks the whole boyfriend thing is way fun and is giving it a lot effort.
    Thanks, they are all great kids.

    JENNY: Thanks!

    EURIPIDES: They are, and I'm very blessed to have them.

    GRANNYMAR: I'll just let dad know you would be interested, hmmm!

    ARKANSAS PATTI: Thanks, I have high hopes that it works out for all our sakes.

    CELIA: If she proves reliable, I am so ready for a road trip to visit my WA crew.

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  8. Enjoy the kids and come back refreshed from their interactions with you! :-)

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  9. OLD NFO: It may be a bit before I get to do that, can hardly wait though.

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  10. There will be adjustments on both sides, but caregivers need a break. I was working when we took in my husband's mother, so that made things a little easier.

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  11. Have a well deserved time with the Grands.

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  12. TABOR: I'm learning the hard way, as usual!

    ODIE: Plan'n on it, thanks!

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