Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I helped raise my daughter's kids, whom I call my "babies." Ages 16, 15, and 12 they are just about done needing a hands on Nana. More likely to need an ear for listening or a ride somewhere. I still stay very involved in their activities; sports, band, academic competitions, extra curriculars, etc. They just don't need me any more the way they did when they were small. That's okay with me, I'm loving this phase of our lives together also.
Today I started helping my son and daughter in law with their first, a precious baby girl, her name is Abby. Mommy went back to work this morning after 3 months off and Abby came to Nana's house for her first day of Nanagarden (pre-kindergarden). After a decade out of business, I was a little nervous about how I would hold up to the rigors of baby care. Turned out she was a piece of cake! I had a blast! She catnaps in the morning and late afternoon and takes a long 2 hour nap after lunch. I did remember to close my eyes during the long nap and snooze for a while. It was a great day, nice to be needed, something I miss the most about being disabled.
Can't wait for my next day with Abby, Tuesdays and Thursdays for me and then Mondays and Wednesdays for the other grandma.
I hope her picture worked!