Thursday, September 08, 2011
I have always had great admiration for those who raise their grandchildren for whatever reason. At the time of life we look forward to having a little time for ourselves, some of us are given the task of raising grandchildren. I have not, however, I am now developing a new appreciation for these individuals.
Due to financial reasons, I decided to babysit. I have always loved children. They are the most wonderful creations. Having always enjoyed homeschooling, I decided I would also teach the little ones colors, textures, music, etc. I, also, prepare meals and all the other things they may need.
Day five has rolled around and I am exhausted. I knew I would be tired as I haven't cared for a little one in years. I wasn't prepared for how tired. Having had my children (all two of them) at ages 20 and 32, I knew there would be an energy difference now that I am 51 years of age as there was a difference before. Little did I know how much of one. I have to use a chair to get up from off the floor. I dose when reading stories. I cry when the alarm clock goes off.
God bless all you grandparents for taking your grands into your home and making such a difference. You had my utmost respect and admiration, because at the end of the day, I hand pass them on and collapse.