I never thought that grandkids would be so great
Our middle boy has moved to our area with his 2 young sons 2 & 4. He works with our oldest son and lives with their family. There is a community of family and friends for him.
This is not to say we are not needed, alas, we are needed by both sons on a regular basis to babysit. Since we love the grandkids and enjoy being with them it is usually not a chore. We have really enjoyed having our middle son’s kids around since we did not see them much before.
So tonight we are caring for our middle boy’s 2 year old. He has only stayed here alone with us a couple of times but we are seasoned grandparents now so are fearless!
Our grandson went to sleep early. He started to cry a little so my husband put him into our bed, I came in right away as I was having a quiet break writing for the 1st time in ages. Our little grandson woke up and wanted his toys meaning a tractor and back hoe that we’d bought him. These are small toys but maybe 4 or 5 inches long each, not something you’d want to sleep on. But I got him his toys and he put them under his arm. A little later he woke up and wanted his little blanket so I went and got his blanket.
We thought that we just pull the covers up over him so I moved his toys a little bit. We were pulling the down cover over him when he woke up and said what are you doing? We said that we were just covering him up better. Then he started to cry “don’t play with my toys”. I assured him that I was not playing with his toys and he turned over and went back to sleep.
As I patted his little back I thought back to 38 years ago, I was staying in a cabin in Yosemite, to be married in the little chapel the following day. How much has changed in those 39 years tomorrow. I never imagined that I’d have grandkids, of where I’d be in life. Grandkids, one of life’s sweet surprises!