Grandparenting ~~ Are there rules?

Grandparenting ~~ Are there rules?

Pop-up and I are expecting our 12th grandchild, a baby girl, due in May.

This little girl will join 1 brother, 3 girl cousins and 7 boys cousins.

A dozen personalities.

A dozen gigglers.

A dozen sets of interests.

A dozen Gifts from Heaven!


Pop-up and I are, I think, quite relaxed around our grandkids… not too tough, not too easy, maybe just right. Like the stuff of “the 3 bears.”

I know we buy their favorite ice-cream flavors, each different, and have been known to make midnight adventures to the milk store for such treats.

I know we buy their favorite snacks, each different. Ditto: Above.

I know we let our 2-year old granddaughter drink iced coffee.

I know “Pop-up’s Pancakes” come with chocolate morsels, M & M’s, real butter, mounds of whipped cream, piles of bacon and maple syrup — generally before 7:00 am.

I know we buy them lottery scratch tickets just because they like them.

I know we have a million night-lights and a million pillows and a million blankets for sleepovers.

I know we have a million t-shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas, pants, hats, mittens, gloves in case theirs get dirty or wet or lost during visits or sleepovers.

I know we have a garage filled with sporting and fun equipment of every kind, to include sidewalk chalk, butterfly catchers and gardening tools.

I know we let them stay up way too late.

I know we let them watch television shows like Impractical Jokers and movies like Dumb & Dumber and YouTube Videos that I cannot even mention.

I know we allow them to play in our (very safe) driveway well after dark.

I know that they know that we believe in magic and ghosts and angels and rainbows.

I know we tell them stories and jokes that make them laugh.

I know that I may be a bit more over the top and a bit more over the edge than Pop-up when it comes to stories and jokes that make them laugh.

And SO much more.

But what’s really, really most important of all is that THEY know THIS…

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Pop-up, my partner in crime, gave this little gem to me for Valentine’s Day… because he knows that I know what they know, too!

Thanks, Honey, because I wouldn’t be able to pull off all this fun, adventure and magic of Grandparenting without YOU by my crazy side!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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