Loretta's Countdown to 60

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Ten Days with Granddaughters

I’m going to have to keep this short. You remember I mentioned we have our granddaughters with us, right?

It’s really not easy to write when a five-year old is talking….a lot. She has something to say about everything. And I mean everything. Her Dad was the same (sorry to rat you out Noah).

I remember when my boys were young and we were on our way back home from visiting my sister-in-law in the hospital. I’d forgotten his binky when we left the house that morning. Later, the 20 minute drive back was not fun.

He was tired and wanted that binky.

So by the time we arrived home, I decided he had already cried for the last 20 minutes and there was no sense letting all that crying go to waste, and tossed his binky.

It worked out great and was a relatively painless process.

Except that left him free to talk. And boy did he talk. I remember being tempted one time to just give him back the binky, but knew that wouldn’t be fair. So I listened, and he talked…a lot.

His daughter definitely inherited that trait.

She also loves music. So not only am I listening and responding to her chatter, I also have the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman on so we can all sing and dance. Have you heard that soundtrack? I have….a lot.

Did I mention I’m making dinner too?

I could save writing until after they go to bed but honestly, I pretty much go to bed right after they do. I’m tired by then.

So with that, the spaghetti is done, the green beans are ready and I have two little girls who want my attention.

I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m complaining…because actually I love it.

They have been so much fun to have and honestly, I am looking forward to my alone time. But I also know that after they’re gone it won’t take long before I miss them…a lot.

8 Comments

  1. What sweet memories you all are making together!💞

  2. Sweet girls. We have our 22 month old when his parents are on honeymoon. Creche 3 days a week. Today is catch up time on my laptop..like you love it…but wrecked
    There is a good reason why most women in 50 s and 60s don’t have babies!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-07-31 at 07:11

      Right?? The beauty of being a grandparent is you get the best of it all. Time together, and time apart! 😉

  3. I haven’t caught up with your previous blogs, but I had to read this one! I also had a child who talked from the minute he was awake up until his story at night. I’ll bet I answered 1000 questions a day. And usually it was questions I didn’t have answers for! It was so exhausting!! I’m not sure I will survive a grandchild that has the same traits-but I’ll give it my best shot. At least by the time my Caleb gives me a grandchild, my husband will be retired and we can tag team!! Have fun-I know who I can get some tips from in the future. I have a feeling Google will play a large part in answering questions from my future chatterbox grandchild!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-07-31 at 07:47

      Mary, it’s wonderful and exhausting! lol…I do love it all though.

      I’m glad you can relate to having a chatterbox. Wow, can they talk!

  4. This is how I feel when Dray’s 3 boys arrive for the summer. I’m loving the family time, but it is exhausting cleaning the kitchen 3 times a day or more! Both alone and family time are fun.

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