Rugrats in the house again!!!!

  1. As I wrote about in another post, my son and his four children are living with us now. I had forgotten what it is like to have little ones around all the time. Hubby and I had been on our own for a few years, and were loving the freedom, privacy, and quiet. All that is gone now. Things are actually working out very well once we made some adjustments. My son has shown us that he is a loving involved parent. He spends all of his free time with the kids, and does all of their care when he is home. My hubby is not working right now, so he baby sits when my son is at work, and he loves being with them. I have learned a great deal from the kids(five year old twin boys, and three year old twin girls). I have learned that a Barbie doll head does not flush, and that it really hurts to step on a matchbox car in your bare feet. I have also learned that my dog doesn't really like kids, except at meal time when she can sit under the table and gobble up the morsels that are "accidentally" dropped. I've learned that fingerprints cleaned off the mirrors just come back, and I have learned all about Blue's Clues and Spongebob Squarepants. I learned that it is just as hard to get kids out of the bathtub as it is to get them in, and that on the average, each child needs two drinks, one snack, and one trip to the bathroom before he can go to sleep. I guess I should say that the kids just helped me remember these things. They were truths I knew when my own were small. The most important things my grandchildren have helped me to remember are that nothing keeps you as young at heart as children, nothing feels better than a hug from a child, and the sweetest words in the English language are "Grandma, I love you."
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Awww, hugs and kisses to you, RNinICU. :kiss
    I can't wait 'till my folks get here next week!
  4. by   knowlegzseekr
    Aww...that's so sweet! I'm glad you are enjoying your grandkids:chuckle
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Awwwwww. sniffle, sniffle.

    Bad way to get them into your house, but they sound like just wonderful, lovely kids.

    I still have no grandkids. None on the horizon. Grrrrr!



    It must be wonderful to watch your son be such a man! He needs you now, and so do your grandbabies! You're an awesome grandma!

    And yes, I also with a long painful death to the creator of matchbox cars!