The image of a grandparent

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 2mnypets, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Alrighty, I will start this thread. I have my first grandbaby due on the 15th of January 2008. Now please tell me that there are other first time grandparents who are still in their 30's. It's my adoptive daughter, but I'm only 37. I didn't know I could be this young to pass on such knowledge. By the way...when did I aquire all that knowledge? Kinda like you know you used to be able to run non-stop forever, and now you're lucky if you don't get somewhat out of breath trying to grab that stupid roo.

    I don't feel old, but the word grandparent just makes me shudder. When I think of my grandparents, I can see my grandma's polyester pants and top along with a sweater with a kleenex sticking out the pocket. Grayish black hair that was short but always curled with rollers. And she was only 64 when she died. I look at my mother who is now 63 and a far cry from her mother. My mother is highly concientious about her appearance. Her nails are always professionaly done, the best clothes along with the latest fashionable hairstyle.

    Then there is me. Ok, so I don't always go to the hair salon, I think the artificial nails are a waste of money, and the nurse in me could go on and on about the bacteria you will find in between the layers of acrylic and kerotin. I wear make-up when I go somewhere, but then it's only some powder, blush and mascara. I may not be able to "Crank dat Spiderman" on the dance floor, but I'm getting pretty good at the texting and the lingo to accompany it. My kids tell me I'm kewl because I hang up saying "peace" instead of "good bye" and that their friends think I'm a "G".

    So does that mean that I'll be a hip grandma or will the image of me be what I remember of my grandma. I'll leave with this. She may have wore poly, but find me a better person walking this earth and I'll eat my words. God only takes the best, that's why he took her first.
  2. nickki99

    nickki99 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    Well Congrads!!!! I was 38 also when I became a grandma. That was 11 years ago. It didn't make me feel old. Infact I think it made me feel younger. Or maybe it just got me in better shape running after a little one. When people ask me how will I know if I'm old, I tell them that as long as I can climb a tree (to catch a chicken) then I'm not old. I'm enjoying every minute of it. You will too. It's great!!
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    2mnypets, when that grandbaby gets here all you will want is to hear him/her say grandma. It's the very best feeling trust me on this, you'll be so proud all of that will vanish.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  4. seagullplayer

    seagullplayer In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    My first grand daughter is nine weeks old, I'm "only" 42!

    I'm getting use to hearing grandpa, my wife on the otherhand is not so happy with the handle of granny... [​IMG]

    She is the prettiest baby I have ever seen, people tell me all grandparents say that, I can't help it if they have all been wrong until now. [​IMG]

    Congraz on this new stage of your life.
  5. birdnutz

    birdnutz Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    I'm 44 with 3 step grandchildren that are 14yo girl,10yo boy and 9yo girl. 3 more from my sons that are 2-3 year old grand sons and 1- grand daughter that just turned 1. I love having them around to spoil. I feel like I get all the love I recieved from my own without the responsibilities of the day to day care. They just think I'm the best! Plus I've noticed that they never seem to question my wisdom(for lack of a better word) or authority like my own did as they got older. Did I mention spoiling?? Theres nothing like seeing the same thing daily turn into something new through a childs eyes. I think as parents we miss alot of that. Being a grand parent gives us a second chance.
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    How do you think my dads going to feel lol, hes 46 now and im only 14, he'll be waiting a LOOONNGG TIIMEE for some Grand baby's.

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