reply to post by stevooo
Well I had three boys and my first (and probably only grandchild) is a beautiful sweet just turned ten year old little lady (please do not use the
My son would never wear finger nail polish or dress up with her, but hey, that's what I'm here for - L comes over and it's spa time
For Halloween my son bought her an angel costume........she cried to me over the phone, "Grandma I don't want to be an angel, I want to be Bella (from
Twilight)............well grandma to the rescue, she would have put Kristen Stewart to shame. I quick ran up to Target got a on sale black lacy
layered dress, black and silver shiny hose, black sequenced shoes and used my really good make up, light gray eye shadow, pale wine lipstick, mineral
white (lightly brushed) and black mascara. When she turned around and looked in the mirror she said, "Oh Grannie, I look so beautiful, you knew
exactly what was in my heart"..........I will treasure that afternoon for the rest of my days. I was able to make her dreams come true.
When she comes over, we do our nails, I love doing her finger and toe nails. We do hair, shop, watch "Happily Ever After" with Drew Barrymore and 50
First Dates with Drew B, Anne of Green Gables, discuss values and choices and changing bodies..........she wasn't real thrilled when I told her about
her monthly visitor. We play Bookworm (Pop Cap Game worth getting for a boy or girl), scrabble, she's a wiz at poker.........
That is what Grandmas are for.................my son is divorced and while my grand daughter's mother isn't talking to her about the important stuff,
my son tries but with the "girly stuff' it's beyond him so his fiance and me, the Paternal Grandma make up for it.
I even got her a basket with beautiful pink ribbons called the "From little girl to woman rite of passage basket" with deodorant, pads, light lip
gloss (natural), fingernail polish (she is like me and likes Nubar Iced Licorice), bras, books on "The Care and Keeping of You", star shaped sun
glasses, a new bathing suit (one piece), a brush and comb set, perfumed soap and an electric toothbrush.
My grand daughter is taking after me, she just turned ten in late April but already the training bras I got her aren't sufficient (and she is tall and
bone thin)............oh she is such a cutie pie.
I love my three sons, but sons seem to for the most part as they grow up get their own life and parents usually are a after
thought....................the daughter never forgets. The daughter usually always remembers dad.
My grand daughter called me today and asked how soon can she move out of her mother's house (that's a long sad story).
I told her, probably when you are 18.
She said, "Well I can always move into my room at your house or with Papa and my almost stepmother (who she adores). "If I moved in with you and
Grandpa I could help you guys out cause you'll really be old than and will need someone to cut the lawn and stuff".
Yes I love my sons, but my grand daughter was more mature at six than my three sons were at 12.................sorry I mean no disrespect but that was
my own experience.
Don't forget, if you do have a daughter, to include your mom and dad..............the paternal grand parents.
We're crazy about our grand daughter. I wish her mother (who divorced my son) would allow us to see her more, but she is hanging her own self with
her hateful attitude.
My son, her father says he is able to really carry on very meaningful conversations with her, she is mature and they have a very close bond because my
son was the one who cared for her when she was a infant as my ex daughter in law was too busy after work going to school and helping her brother with
his Kareokee business.
ps: She loves to go fishing, absolutely adores go carting
and shoots a mean game of pool.
While she is a girly girl, she prides herself on being able to do anything a boy can do. My son says even if he never has a son, his daughter means
everything to him, he says he had no idea he could love anyone so much.
Happy Father's Day............and make sure you call your father and grandfather if they are still around.
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