I am sure I was born to be a Nanna, and my hubby a Grumps.
We have now a total of 7 Grandchildren, but 4 of them live interstate. We don’t get to see them much at all. I miss them so very much.
The other 3 are all girls, Skyla 10 months, Chloe is 2 and Briella is 4. She will be 5 in October. These girls live 10 minutes away from us, so we spend alot of time together, luckily. I have Briella for sleep overs and Chloe comes once a fortnight while mum and dad go shopping with Skyla. Chloe gets car sick so it is better to leave her here, she gets to spend time with her grumps.
She just loves her grumps, they are so close that it is wonderful. The look on Chloe’s face is beautiful when she see’s grumps coming. Runs up to him for a big hug. I love it. We are still close, but Briella and I have more of a bond. Briella’s birth mum left when she was 2. I can understand why, she couldn’t cope on her own, and that is fine, we know she does love her.
Briella is a beautiful little girl that lived at nanna and grump’s place for most of her life. She now has second mum, which is wonderful. Emma loves her dearly and treats her like her own. Briella even looks like Emma and the other 2 girls, so everyone thinks Emma is her real mum.
Briella started school this year, she goes to kindy 3 days a week. There have been occasions where we have had to take her and pick her up. Briella loves it, especially when nanna picks her up. That’s my nanny, she tells everyone and my heart swells.
It is amazing being a nanna, the unconditional love you receive from these little people is amazing. They love you for who you are, you can spoil them as much as you want, and hand them back if it gets tough. hehe I don’t like it when they go home, I just love the snuggles in bed in the mornings, briella comes into my bed for that snuggle and she wakes up grumps… “Come-on grumps, its time to get up”. We watch a few cartoons and then we get up for porridge. I just love it.
I really think that my maturity has made me a better Nanna that I was a Mum. I love my children, and I absolutely adore all of our grandchildren. I thank my kids for having their own children and thank you for making me a nanna. xxx Dee
Posted by dee lindsay, 18th July 2014