Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ten Best Things about Being a Grandparent

Today, my son Brian Harmon and his wife Sarah became first-time parents. Beautiful little Carys Anne Harmon was born at 10:32 am, 6 pounds 15 ounces and 20 inches long. She looks just like Daddy except for the whiskers, but on her it looks good!

Having been a grandparent for 12 year now, I’ve learned a thing or two:

Ten Best Things about Being a Grandparent

10. You don’t have to fight all the battles. If they don’t want to eat their vegetables, give them a cookie instead.

9. You get to spoil them and send them home.

8. What happens at Gramma’s stays at Gramma’s. (Or so we’d like to think. We all know that little mouths blab everything they see!)

7. Grandkids don’t play one grandparent against the other. They only do that with Mom and Dad.

6. Leave discipline to the parents. Your job is to have fun and create memories.

5. Sweet phone calls, even when you can’t understand a word they say.

4. You don’t have to pull all-nighters. That’s for the parents to do.

3. You usually see the kids at their best.

2. You can be silly and the grandkids don’t look at you like you’re from another planet.

1. Unconditional love. Isn’t that what we all want?

Have a blessed day!
Gramma Debbie