Tuesday, October 28, 2008

To Be a Grandmother

I am sitting on my bed in my daughter's house. I have been here since yesterday as SIL (son-in-law) is out of town on business. Rachel is happily lying beside me, cooing and doing all the bodily movements a 6 week old baby does. My daughter, Pam is driving Sammy to daycare. Sammy is so sweet with Rachel. He handles her tenderly. Mostly, it is all about him, however. Ever since Rachel was born he has been a terror in the house. He only wants his mommy or daddy to handle him and even then he is not too agreeable. Typical for a two year old he must do all things HIS way. He keeps his parents hopping. I have learned to let him come to me for hugs and playtime. When I tried to hug and kiss him before, he would have such a fit you would think someone was butchering him!! With my new personae, he is different towards me. Last night we spent an hour downstairs playing while Pam nursed Rachel upstairs. This morning, the same thing. He even came over and hugged me saying, "Aw, Mom Mom, I love you!" Can you just die?

12 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are getting the good type of Grandmother interaction now :o)

Beth said...

You sound very happy and content! I'm glad your new tactic is working with your grandson!

Debbie said...

You melt in the palm of their hands, don't you? Being a Granny is one of the most fulfilling rewards of life.
Hugs
Debbie

Lucy said...

It sounds as though you are one happy lady. Enjoy. I wish mine were close. Lucy

a corgi said...

so cute! don't you just love that age?? so neat Sammy is sweet with Rachel; I bet they will have a great relationship as they grow and she can do more things other than sleep all the time :)

so good too that you are so close you can go and visit them often and help out whenever you can :)

enjoy your day :)

betty

Missie said...

That's what life is all about!

Stuart said...

being a grandpa is about as good as it gets..........isn't it!

Tracy said...

awwwwww cute! glad your enjoying your grandchildren. hugs

Janie said...

Awww that is too cute! These grandkids are really special, aren't they? Have a great visit. Blessings, Janie

Slacker Mom said...

I think letting him come to you is pretty wise! In their own time, and in their own way!

Glad you are enjoying time with them!

Lucy said...

Karen I want to thank you for the encouraging comment this morning. That really helps to know that someone kind of knows to live in a kind of "never know what to expect" way of life. I am just glad I am doing as well as I am. Lucy

Woolysheep said...

Congratulations on the new granddaughter and the new upswing on the relationship with the grandson.

I know how valuable those kisses can be when you can't get them. My Sammy went through a phase when he wouldn't let me kiss him. He's gotten over it now.

Kristi J