Tuesday, October 17, 2006

DO YOU EVER?

WISH ON A STAR? PLAY IN THE WATER? PLAY IN THE MUD? LOOK FOR THE END OF THE RAINBOW? WELL WHEN YOU HAVE GRANDKIDS YOU START DOING THESE THINGS. WHY? WELL FOR ME IT WAS TO BE A COOL GRANDMA WHO WASNT AFRAID TO GET RIGHT IN THERE AND BE A KID TOO. MY GRANDKIDS THINK ITS GREAT THAT GRANDMA WILL GET RIGHT IN THERE AND PLAY. CARS,TRUCKS, MAKE MUD PIES,SPLASH IN THE KIDDIE POOL WITH THEM, WISH ON FALLING STARS ETC ETC. ITS GREAT BEING A GRANDMA AND YOU LEARN SO MUCH MORE ABOUT LIFE. IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT DID I MISS WITH MY OWN KIDS THAT I CAN SEE SO MUCH MORE NOW WITH MY GRANDKIDS? ITS ALL THE SAME ITS JUST YOUR EYES ARE NOW SEEING IT ALL OVER AGAIN WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS. YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED SOMETHING BEFORE BUT MOST LIKELY ITS YOU FORGOT ABOUT IT. ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN IT'S LIKE LIFE SPEEDS UP. YOU NOW HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO DO PLUS ALL YOUR PRIORITIES HAVE CHANGED. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE GRANDKIDS YOUR LIFE HAS SLOWED DOWN SOME AND YOU SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME DOING THINGS AND YOU CAN NOW REALLY ENJOY THEM FULLY. SOMETIMES I THINK THAT MAYBE IF I ONLY HAD 1 CHILD THAT I COULD HAVE DONE MORE WITH THAT CHILD LIKE I DO NOW WITH THE GRANDS THEN I REALISE ITS NOT THE 1 THAT WAS THE PROBLEM BECAUSE WHAT I DO NOW WITH GRANDS IS JUST THAT GRANDS PLURAL. MORE THAN 1. SO IF I CAN DO IT WITH THE GRANDS THEN I COULD HAVE DONE IT WITH MY 3. IT JUST SEEMS THAT LIFE WENT IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION AFTER CHILD NUMBER 2 AND 3 WERE BORN. YES IN SOME WAYS I REGRET THAT BECAUSE NOW I REALISE I COULD HAVE SEEN ALL THIS WITH THEM JUST THE SAME AS I DO NOW WITH THE GRANDS.....IF I HAD TAKEN THE TIME AND STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES.

1 comment:

barman said...

WOw so lovely. First I did not realize you had another blog.

I think we have to much more to do. Makre sure we keep up appearances. Make sure we plan for what is comming. Make sure so much happens. As we get older I think we start to focus in on the little things, that things that make us happy and not worry so much about other people. Obviously you love your grand kids and they love you to. And just think they are helping you stay ever young regardless of how old you are.