Hi there–we had the grand-girls (and their dear parents) here this weekend, down to celebrate a couple birthdays. I know I sound like “one of those grandmas” –but I just have to say I get more besotted with this girls every time we’re together. I wouldn’t trade them in for anything!
So here’s 10 reasons why I’m sticking with this grandma job:
#1. I hear the car roll up and they charge in the door shouting, “Grandma Rhonda!!”
#2. Sittig through the new Peanuts movie,* Jobay on my lap. After the first hour, she looks up at me and says, “This is a long movie Grandma!!”
#3. Three girls tumble into the kitchen to frost a cake for Great Grandma Honey’s birthday and set to it with every single sprinkle to be found in the cupboards. Exciting cake!
#4. We pull out the doll house furniture my grown girls used to play with and they spend an hour fixing up their houses.
#5. Reading my favorite version of the Thanksgiving story on the sofa together.
#6. Charlotte doing backwards writing in her journal (ala DaVinci) then pulling me over to the mirror to read it along with her.
#7. And there’s the raucous sing-a-long with Tom Chapin songs in the car.
#8. As well as the steady stream of bad puns and knock-knock jokes from someone’s Laugh Aloud Joke Book for Kids.
#9. Love Sunday morning breakfast with syrup sticky fingers and forks while the sun streams in the kitchen windows.
#10. Hugs, lots of hugs.
Yep, being the grandma is the best job I’ve had yet. And it gives a whole lot of joy watching these girls grow and change over the years. I pray their lives will be filled to the brim with the love of people around them and the everlasting love of God.
*P.S. — Loved the Peanuts movie, all the old Charlie Brown antics and great music with colorfully clear new animation.