Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Blessing of a Wonderful Grandma

Grandma is getting her payback for all those times I would not eat my peas, was a "little" late for curfew (which rarely happened because I was the ugh-um "perfect" daughter), and for all those times she and daddy had to move me all over the southeastern United States (about 10 times). She blazes into our home and becomes over-indulgent, super fun Grandma (cue the Superwoman tune).

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my mother and appreciate all her sacrifices for me, like all the cheerleading uniforms, the "little extras" during college, indulging and supporting me when I wanted to be a soccer star, flight attendent (it did not last but about 6 months), etc. -- for all the many things she did for me to help me become the woman I am today (I am talking about the positive stuff, I only blame her for the bad stuff when I want something-hehe).

I am so glad that as a small consolation for all her hard work is that she has grandchildren that adore her. Little Buckaroo thinks Grandma is the greatest, as you can see by his Fence Vigil waiting for her to arrive last week.

I am never suprised when Grandma does whatever the boys want, from dinosaur play, to hide and seek, to a million games of Go Fish. I just walk by, shake my head, and wonder...did she play 43 games of Go Fish in a row with me? Then, my thoughts change to, oh no, Little Buckaroo is going to want me to hold up to Grandma's play standards when she leaves.

Later, as I walked into the kitchen, I was not suprised a bit at the high tech gadget Grandma had made, who needs expensive toys, just give the boys some cups with a string connecting them. It went from "cup communicators" to a volleyball net, to a way to pull Littlest Buckaroo around the kitchen. I sure wish I still had the Christmas toy receipts, I could return their gifts and just buy a couple of packs of Dixie cups.

We were sad to see to see fun Grandma leave for Mississippi this morning. Especially me since I did not wash any clothes or dishes while she was here. Since we live in Park land, in a different state from all our family, it is nice to have Grandma visit. She plays with the boys constantly while cleaning, it is amazing.


See that huge smile, could it be that she has two of the sweetest boys on Earth in her arms? or is she thinking, I get to go home and rest now!

Sigh, yawn...I am back on duty full-time.

Just wait until the Little Buckaroos have kids, it will be payback time!

10 comments:

pam said...

I am sure she isn't glad to leave, she's probably missing them like crazy, and you too for that matter.

My son lives far away from W.'s mom, but she's older, so they have a very cordial relationship. Loving, but not playful. My mom is younger and he enjoys that sort of relationship with her. I worry he will take it for granted since she lives close. I doubt your boys ever will since they have to cherish the time with her.

On a separate note, I finally got my snow :)

Rising Rainbow said...

It's amazing what a little imagination can do for a dixie cup. lol

Anonymous said...

"Fire and Rain"

Just a Walk in the Park said...

Huh? Fire and rain? Anonymous?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, should have been in your post below.

SharonB said...

Oh the joy of grandchildren. I love it when mine come to spend the weekend and they only live 20 minutes away. We have a blast, we play, hug, play, laugh, play. they go home and I take a nap...but I love it!!

Jenny said...

I loved your post! It's so great that your boys are close to their Grandma. Wonderful memories are being made!

OKGardners said...

Anonymous probably was thinking of this old song --

Here are the lyrics to the "Fire And Rain" song

Artist: James Taylor


"FIRE and RAIN"

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone ...
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you ...
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to.

I've seen fire and I've seen rain ...
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end ...
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend ...
But I always thought that I'd see you again.

Won't you look down upon me, Jesus -
You've got to help me make a stand ...
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand ...
And I won't make it any other way.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain ...
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end ...
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend ...
But I always thought that I'd see you again.

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun ...
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around ...
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
to come ...
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain ...
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end ...
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend ...
But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now ...

Thought I'd see you one more time again ...
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now ...
Thought I'd see you,
thought I'd see you fire and rain, now.

Lisa said...

What lovely pictures! The one of the three of them really says it all. :o)

BOOZEFAIRY said...

You should also take the Christmas gifts back and just get boxes! My friend has some great pics of her kids in boxes on Christmas morning...They had a blast!