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Some stolen moments to check in.

Barring any interruptions, I am able to take a few moments too write an article here. As some here may know, I consider myself to be a "Granny Nanny". My daughter's fifth child was born the end of January, so I help with my Grandkids a lot.

I life in their basement apartment, so the kids have easy access (along with my daughter) to my company. My youngest Granddaughter is now four months old and absolutely adorable (of course!). She is beginning to grab onto things and putting them in her mouth. She's a very happy and content little girl who smiles quite easily. These days I spend a fair amount of time talking and entertaining her.

My youngest Grandson will be 3 in September and is my buddy, although quite a handful. My daughter had planned on homeschooling her 3 older kids next school year but, fortunately for me, has thought better of it. The 3 eldest will all be going to school in the fall. It is becoming apparent that my youngest Grandson is in need of special education due to delayed speech, etc. He has been in a birth to 3 program with the school district and will be attending a special ed pre-school program at a school in the fall. We have all accepted that he will require, for the time being, and lot of attention from all of us. Hopefully this will all help him to perhaps catch up with his peers and continue to be a happy little guy (with no melt-downs). I also spend a great deal of time with him, now that he can open my daughter and come in to see me whenever he wants. I love it!

So, that is my life these days, which leaves me little time to write much here. But I shall continue to make an effort whenever possible. I do have a lot of catching up to do.

Life is good!

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wolfgirl569 wrote on June 3, 2015, 11:27 AM

Often times being around other kids can help a lot. It will make him try harder to talk with them.

WordChazer wrote on June 3, 2015, 3:59 PM

Now, does your youngest grand make it five grandkids? Granny, you do indeed have your Nanny hands full, no matter how many there are. What a wonderfully close family they are going to become used to as they grow up. I have a very small family and I can't deal well with 'people' en masse as a result. It's a skill I envy others for.

BarbRad wrote on June 4, 2015, 2:00 AM

Maybe being a grandma is a more important job than writing. I think you'll see the rewards for the rest of your life.

MegL wrote on June 4, 2015, 12:50 PM

It's great to be able to spend time with your grandchildren if that's what you like to do and I am sure your daughter appreciates your help.

SLGarcia wrote on June 16, 2015, 9:43 AM

You're absolutely right. We're hoping that being involved in special ed pre-school will help him a lot this fall.

SLGarcia wrote on June 16, 2015, 9:46 AM

Yes, there are now five grandkids here. I grew up with 3 siblings and I still don't handle being around a lot of kids very well, meaning more than just my five grandchildren. It's been a gradual adjustment for me!

SLGarcia wrote on June 16, 2015, 9:47 AM

You're right about that. They'll grow up quickly!

SLGarcia wrote on June 16, 2015, 9:49 AM

My daughter does appreciate my help immensely. Must admit though, I am sometimes lacking in "alone" time, but the kids are worth it.

MegL wrote on June 16, 2015, 11:00 AM

I know that feeling alright! I am trying to write up my thesis and my kids have agreed to leave me alone this week. I have only received about 20 texts so far!