These grandkids are wearing me out. They’re cute and cuddly, they say and do the funniest things, but they’re like the battery that keeps going and going. And my energy is gone and gone. Women don’t usually have children past middle age for a reason – we can’t physically keep up with the little darlings.
I really admire those grandparents who are raising their grandchildren full time. I don’t know how they do it. In my small town there are a large number of these full time grands, some are up to 70 years old. Can you imagine? I only hope there are government programs that help them both financially (which I doubt) and physically. They are the real supergrammas, willing to give up their retirement years to be a hero to their grandkids. One website that deals with full time grandparenting is called New Grandparent Rights and as a new site, they welcome your comments on the issue.
Now I’ve got to get some rest and prepare for tomorrow. Grandson and I have been out collecting rocks and he’s anxious to start painting them. I do love the interaction, just wish I could trade this old body in for a new model that could keep up with the activity. Any suggestions to help my energy level?