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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 13-02-2017, 23:05
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Sandra if you and Albert did otherwise you wouldn't be you
Your family are a credit to both of you.
So wish my parents had been around to be grandparents to my children, well mum was for a few years, but dad never lived to see them was expecting my first when he died. They learned a lot from the other set of grandparents, but would have had a totally different perspective on life from mine,.
You carry on doing what you know is best for your family.
You will say no when you need to
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Wish my grandmas had been more like you Sandra.


They were both of the "children should be seen but not heard" school of thought. My dad's mum stayed with us for a while. She hated our new tv. She would go to the electricity meter, switch it off, then tell us that the "shilling" had run out and she did not have another
A remarkable woman in many ways, she had raised nine children, eight of them boys, while running an extremely buys newsagents. Legend has it that she would pop upstairs and come down with a new born baby and carry on serving in the shop! Husband left her and she raised all those kids on her own while coping with the business. So, I suppose she was entitled to be a bit grumpy.
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Well we have just returned from visiting number 2 son in Sweden.
We took with us the two little.grandsons who we co- parent ( they live next door with our daughter and so on law who both work very hard shifts and long hours) we are so lucky to share the boys with them.
So we 67 and 73 have had a wonderful weekend sledging , sliding , skating, playing badminton wit four gorgeous grandsons.
Tiring but we are sooo lucky to have them as a focus in our lives.
We like Sandra and Albert still make time to travel and spend time together.
Sometimes it's not perfect but prefer it to some we have met with no family to think about or to care for them.
I'm hoping that when we are decrepit those we have helped in the past will be there for us.
Jack 7 humped a huge rucksack and took my wheeled suitcase off me because " he is strong and young and I'm getting an old lady and young people should always look after old people " - bless
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" he is strong and young and I'm getting an old lady and young people should always look after old people " - bless
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You've done a good job there Margaret! 😉
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Wish my grandmas had been more like you Sandra.


They were both of the "children should be seen but not heard" school of thought. My dad's mum stayed with us for a while. She hated our new tv. She would go to the electricity meter, switch it off, then tell us that the "shilling" had run out and she did not have another
A remarkable woman in many ways, she had raised nine children, eight of them boys, while running an extremely buys newsagents. Legend has it that she would pop upstairs and come down with a new born baby and carry on serving in the shop! Husband left her and she raised all those kids on her own while coping with the business. So, I suppose she was entitled to be a bit grumpy.
Hey patp

What a set of genes to inherit

You go for it girl

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I confess to playing the old lady card
When crossing the road they hold my hands to " help" me
When going along footpath they don't run off in case I try to chase them and fall down.
They clean the kitchen floor for me and wash the kick boards becacause in I get down I can't get up ( sadly true)
Having had three boys close together I am an expert at playing the weak woman card.
How disgraceful !
However it enhances their self esteem and avoids arguments
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Mycleanerdoes all that for me

I can't get down anymore

And if I did id never get up

Washing the floors, well I can and do do that

Just as well as most of my floors are wooden

I fly through them I've had so much practise

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Partly it's to occupy a bit of time when I'm looking after them.
One can only make so many fairy cakes, feed the birds, do some ' homework' , some colouring - dam it it's still only 9.30 am.....
Off to supermarket shop, visit great grandma and walk her pup,
Now it's 11.30 - they days suddenly seem so long if it's not fit to play out...Mum's on nights so the back garden is out of bounds.
Might try the park tomorrow if it's not too wet.....
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No problem.................I accept.................Adra has been here and reported many times ....she's been advised, but??????????????

How to raise kids to stand on their own feet is beyond her. God help them when she 's not around to cater

These numerous grandkids seem to have no parents to help

Chatting to grandad about loans of money??????????????? I take it dad's refused????????

tony
Tony you didn't know

How could you ?

Alex lives with his mum and stepdad , Megs his sister lives here

They now have two young children together

His dad remarried and has four young kids and we have worked hard to keep him in touch with his dad through the years

So they would not refuse him a loan if they could afford it

He is man enough never to ask them

But he can ask us

So there you go, he discusses everything with his grandad, doesn't always take his advice, but he's young

And if you knew Albert so would you

He loves his stepdad who has been a fantastic dad to him, a fantastic son in law/ son to us
He loves his dad

And he loves his grandad who has been there through all the traumas of a broken marriage

So yes we hold ourfamily together

Sons, daughters, son in laws, daughter in laws and grandkids

I do it by cooking meals we share , by cooking or sandwich making for those who pass through

By keeping an open house

A house I promised would always be here as long as we live in it

And it is

And yes it's free of charge fortunately I don't need money

He does it by being who he is calm and wise

And I guess his input will be worth much more than mine

Although they prob they wont be able to sort it out

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