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This is what my son heard: "Sure, we would LOVE to babysit for the next upteen years!"
Shortly after we committed to babysitting one grandchild.... a second one arrived. Of course we had to babysit both now otherwise we would be accused of favoritism!
Then a year came and a year went and a second year.... Then a third grandchild.... Yes, now we're up to three grandchildren. That was three years ago we agreed to help get the grandkids out of the Newborn stage....
|looking for a good home|
Those first two years were spent in a tired daze. There were days I just wanted to cry. There were days when I DID cry. I remember a few days stumbling as I would be walking back and forth trying to get my grandaughter to sleep I was so exhausted. I remember being so tired I couldn't function. So tired I wanted to throw up. So tired, I felt sick. But we kept babysitting because we made a commitment to our kids.
The other reason we kept babysitting is because I simply could not imagine any other person taking care of these precious little people. It was that simple. Would someone else give them the attention and love my grandbabies deserved?
|she certainly has the moves!|
But every morning, it's a joy to see them again. Their happy little faces. We laugh all day at their silliness. We do crafts, bake, cook, do chores. We read, watch movies, have quiet time. We give love and we get love. And, yes, there is yelling, screaming, crying, fighting, pinching, pushing, hitting, biting, and all that, but the good moments generally outweigh the bad.
|asleep in the chair|
I know pre-school is the next step. I understand that. And I've been waiting for it. But now.... can't they just be silly little kids for a little longer before they have to grow up?
Here's some stories you might enjoy. Yes, it's been a journey, these past three years and I have to say, we have three of the most incredible grandbabies ever. Would I do it all over again if given the opportunity....? You know, I think I would.....
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Day Care Fun
No Babies Were Hurt
I hope you enjoyed getting a little glimpse of what really goes on here!