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How did I do it all those years? Response to all

First of all be a mother

second of all be a caregiver

and then I had my grandson for last night, just one night... and I am Exhausted!

hhahahahah huh?

_______________________My response

To say thank you and answer my friends questions, the lad is 9, a very good boy ...hyperactive wakes up 4 hours after I finally fall asleep and riles up the dog, starting the day with the same questions he ended the day with...."what would happen if " and if he is not asking, he is giving me the answer to a question I did not know I asked hahahahahaha.....and the Stories are extraordinaire! He is very imaginative and if it weren't 6:30 in the morning I would find them wonderful and love to participate in his imagination....

Its really not a him thing but a me. Old me....

thank you for everyone's write.... If the rain does not rear it's ugly head (Just two weeks ago I was thanking God for it) we are about to partake in the eternal fun of the skateboard park..where I, with baited breath, witness the , "Hey Mrs. Birke (still hasn't learned to call me Grandma) watch what I can do...never quite completing the dangers of the trick , still, 911 always at the ready...

grandparenthood is worth it all

Love you all,

Grandma...Mrs Birke....AVB....Andrea....

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Out of practice Andrea, that's all!!!

How old is he? I got a new one due in July. As my other grandaughter is nearly 18, I don't stand chance. Well that's my excuse and I will be sticking to it!

Lots of love

Anne

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Well Andrea hard work but lovely, my grandson is always saying to me I love you, I am sure he would move in if he could. I have 4 18, 15, 8, and 6 keeps me busy xxxxx

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Andrea you were younger!! 😁. Seriously the younger they are the harder it is looking after them. When they get older they look after you!! Remember that? 😇

Marie x

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Hi Andrea - Great :)

Hope there were plenty of laugh,hugs and kisses.

:)

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I know what you mean Andrea. Exhausting. Great though isn’t it?

XxxX

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Its very different with grand children. I always need a G & T when they have gone home - but what fun !!!

Jean xxx

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Your post made me laugh!

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Isn't easy Andrea when we get older, but enjoy. Time goes by so fast.

Audrey

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😱Ohhhh Sleep-overs!!! I have gone to the extreme of putting black curtains on the windows to keep them from waking soooo early - it never worked. 👬👭👫👫

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hahahahaha oh I wish my circadian rhythms were as well honed ! hahahah

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Loved having my Granddaughters over anytime ( 4 in total ).my oldest granddaughter ask me watch the great grandson's 5 and 7,after they would leave there was not enough wine in the house,omg I have never had children that could make me studder so fast,mom and dad's response was that they were boys being boys.Needless to say they had to find other arrangements. Good thing they are cute.

Dee

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hahahaha Well I embarrassed my grandson to no end....I took he and a friend to a skate park....I took my music on my phone (just learned how) and there was an open field....just calling me to dance on it...what the heck....so me and U2 and the Police (oh these are bands ,,,not real Police) had a great time.....granted I was wiped out after two songs so it wasn't like I was in that manic frenzy just a couple of songs in an empty field where no one could see....except my grandson who was wondering where I was and .....what are you doing Mrs Birke! hahahaha I am ask to tell him if he remembers the day he took me dancing ... hahahah ;) ;)

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xxxxxxx

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Great post. Thanks for sharing the fun. I have not had my granddaughters overnight since Dans care became so difficult . Maybe that is something I can tackle in the future. It makes me feel both guilty and sad,. Thanks again, 😊

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No guilt no sadness....how about a day off from PSP or maybe two or thee....and take your grandaughters and let them scream and prance and frolic and you do the same.....and you know you could even do this with grandpa there! Let someone else take the PSP helm and you and grandpa and kids have some fun.....If that is too difficult then go back to first suggestion...go have fun....no guilt or sadness...just frolic.....hahaha

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Thanks So much. I am hoping to take one of my granddaughters to watch the others dance class this Wednesday . The girls are 7 and 8. Friday my grandson ( age 11) will perform with his friends in his schools talent show. I hope to be there, but am unsure I will be able to go. It’s tough to get someone to sit with Dan when our kids are not able. My one son (he’s 19) is trying to arrange his work schedule. Sometimes I just have to accept that I cannot do things. It’s not great, but nothing compared to his struggles. I am working on getting help.

Have a great week.

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