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so I'm sitting here catching up on SM, we have our grandson for the night. I love taking one at a time and giving them all my attention for a day or two, we always ask them where they would like to go out to eat, most of my grandkids say Pizza or Mc Donalds:HistericalSmiley: Bailey wanted to go to IHP for lunch, while we are waiting for our food we always have time to ask them questions etc. well today Bailey had one for us, :unsure: his question was " If you were in a National Disaster which one would you choose to be in" like we have a choice:HistericalSmiley: he's 12, wow had to think on that one for a second.:HistericalSmiley:
Now dh and my grandson are fishing, when they get home we will have dinner and then the games begin:chili: we will most likely spend a couple hours or so playing and laughing, then we get a movie, I rub my grandkids arms and backs:wub:and we just enjoy are time together. I love being a grandma, and getting to really know my grandkids, I remember looking at them when they were in their high chair and wondering who they would grow up to be and what their personalities would be like. Bailey is a old soul, he's a deep thinker and very serious at times, gosh I wonder what his life is going to be like when he's an adult. Have you ever thought about that? I'll trya and get some pictures tonight.
 

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Paula, kids can ask the funniest questions...It's so nice to
hear how much you love being with your grandkids. Yes I often
wonder what life will be like for the younger generations. The
way society is anymore it's a little scary. I just retired from
the Navy in 2006 and after 20 years in the military I have seen all kinds of young adults and wonder you raised you? No morales, values or disapline taught :w00t:. I have no children of my own but I will tell you I helped raise a lot of them. Don't get me wrong their are some goods ones out
there. This generation is the me me me, now now now, but don't
want to work for it. Don't you think in general society is getting
to be so rude? So as you can see by my rambling you opened
a can of worms for me. As for your grandkids they will do wonderful
because you teach them good morals and values.
 

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Mary my husband and I were just talking yesterday about how the kids are now days, many have no work ethic at all, forget the idea of having respect for adults.:w00t: I can proudly say most of my grandkids are very respectable and caring young adults. I do worry abit about one of them:blush:.
When there with grandma and grandpa we try very hard to instill morals and our faith. I hope they listen. Life is hard and I think it's harder now for kids then ever before. It's up to parents and grandparents to be there and listen to them and help them make the right decisions for their lives
 

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Paula - I just love the way you talk about and work to connect with your grandchildren.:wub: It reminds me a lot of the way my mom was with my son and nephew. There was always special time for each one and one called her Mum Mum, the other called her Grandma Little (instead of Lil). They adored her and I was so thankful when her heart surgery gave her 7 more years of life to see her grandkids become 10 years old. I wish she was around longer. I'm a mom of a 20-year-old and connecting with them can be so hard these days with all the competition from FB, Twitter, tv, friends, games, etc. But my feeling is you keep trying, you sit down every night you and they are home, at the table for dinner and you talk and they talk, and you make sure you're their parent; not their friend, but their parent who sets an example so that they can grow into young men and women you're proud of. And I think grandparents need to do the same thing. My son's made me very proud lately - graduating 4 years of college in 2 and being hired as a consultant at this young age. I was so proud the other day when he showed me an e-mail he was cc'd on from the place he worked for to the people who sent him there, saying how wonderful he was and what a pleasure to work with him. So I think he's on a good road to adulthood. Now if I could just get him to clean his room. :smpullhair:
 

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Paula your grandchildren sound amazing. Our most precious commody and the link to our future.
 

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so I'm sitting here catching up on SM, we have our grandson for the night. I love taking one at a time and giving them all my attention for a day or two, we always ask them where they would like to go out to eat, most of my grandkids say Pizza or Mc Donalds:HistericalSmiley: Bailey wanted to go to IHP for lunch, while we are waiting for our food we always have time to ask them questions etc. well today Bailey had one for us, :unsure: his question was " If you were in a National Disaster which one would you choose to be in" like we have a choice:HistericalSmiley: he's 12, wow had to think on that one for a second.:HistericalSmiley:
Now dh and my grandson are fishing, when they get home we will have dinner and then the games begin:chili: we will most likely spend a couple hours or so playing and laughing, then we get a movie, I rub my grandkids arms and backs:wub:and we just enjoy are time together. I love being a grandma, and getting to really know my grandkids, I remember looking at them when they were in their high chair and wondering who they would grow up to be and what their personalities would be like. Bailey is a old soul, he's a deep thinker and very serious at times, gosh I wonder what his life is going to be like when he's an adult. Have you ever thought about that? I'll trya and get some pictures tonight.
So, Paula, I want to know what your answers were for the natural disaster question. :HistericalSmiley:

You sound so much like I am with our granddaughter, Ashley. Ashley is now 17 years old and yet still loves spending time with us. She will be here August 22nd through the 26th.

You rub your grandchildren's arms and back. Since Ashley was a baby, I have massaged Ashley's feet with cocoa butter. One day she said ... "Grandma, now it's my turn. I want to massage your feet." :wub: :wub:

I think we do all the things that you do with your grandchildren ... movies, games, talking ... and, our latest is cooking some home cooked meals together.

I think the most valuable gift we can give to our children and grandchildren is just spending time with them ... doing things together. I truly believe they treasure those moments with us more than expensive toys or expensive games.

As for what kind of natural disaster would I choose to be in ... well, if it had to be, I'd say a messy house that looked like a hurricane hit. :HistericalSmiley:

Enjoy your time with Bailey, Paula.
 

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Paula, you're so blessed to have grandchildren and have such a wonderful relationship with them. I'd love to have grandkids but its not looking good. I do have a terrific Godson that will be 13 in December. He's been over a lot this summer and I've enjoyed it so much.
I hope you do get some pictures to post!
 

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Your a wonderful grandmother and it's just so heart warming how have one over at a time and give them that one on one time to make them feel special. I love being a grandmother and i wish my grandchildren lived closer so i could spend that kind of time with them. Your a very special lady and your grandchildren are so lucky to have grandparents like you and your husband.
 

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Hey Paula, I don't have any grandparents or any grandchildren:smpullhair::smpullhair:---you do a great job! :chili:
How about adopting me?:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley:
 

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Paula, how wonderful to get a glimpse into your life and special day with your grandson. I have many fond memories of my grandparents. My sister and I used to call them on Sunday mornings when my parents would sleep in. My "papa" would pick us up and my grandma would cook pancakes while we all sang songs together in her kitchen. I will always hold those memories of my grandparents close to my heart. I'm sure your grandchildren will too.
 
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