As we get older, it is easy to reflect on our life and how we could of done better. I am a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 6 and I can’t believe how much I love and value my grandchildren. I have been known to joke with my now adult children how I love being a grandmother more than i loved being a mother. Whilst its meant as a joke, there is definitely some truth about it.
I loved being a mum and always enjoyed camping trips and picnics / outings with my kids. They certainly didn’t miss out on anything but its not until they have grown up and left the nest that I realised how short that time with them really is. Thats the difference with he grandkids……..I know how fleeting the time is and therefore there is so much more importance placed on it. When the grandkids are around thats all that matters……giving them my time. I just love being with them and singing silly songs and playing on the rug and going to the park and I don’t want to miss a thing as i know it will all pass by in an instant. its also an added bonus to be able to take some of the pressure off mum and dad. Its really a win win all around!
Posted anonymously, 31st May 2020