Yes, and it's such a shame that some of us don't realise this until we're past our prime and in old age.. Admittedly, I am enjoying time with the grandkids a lot more than I would have as a younger man. It was like I was always busy back then, and kids were often a chore after a hard day's work, so yeah, I'm so glad that I've mellowed out and wiser... that I'm not too busy to be grateful for the little ones. I mean, Nataley isn't of my flesh and blood, but nonetheless she is part of the family and just as precious.... as are Decon and Zabia and our other grandkids... Shiloh, Dominic, Markus, Jake and Ruby. Each is special in his/her ow way, yet still very much equal in our eyes.
Thanks Robo, it sure has been a fantastic day, and all these congrats are icing on an already fantastic cake. I'm going to sleep well tonight. For the first time in a while I actually feel I'm going to get a good night's rest for a change. It doesn't often happen these days so I'll be dozing off with a smile on my face, rather than the usual grimace due to arthritic pain
Congrats, Mark, I am sure you will soon get into the swing of looking after junior, my daughter took only three days off work when she gave birth to her daughter, she could not afford to do any other, being self employed, so Granny & I had to gear up real quick, but it all came back really quickly.
Yeah, it's like riding a bike... you might get a little rusty over the years but you never forget how to attend to all those baby needs.. I pretty much raised my kids on my own as their mother left when my daughter was just a wee baby, so all that stuff came naturally came back to me when Decon and Zabia were here a couple of months back... changing nappies, bathing and preparing bottles/suitable food just came flooding back to me like I'd never been away from it. And what's more, it was fun... and will be again this time.
As for his training, well there's nothing wrong with introducing him to WC and skinning at an early age... and by the time he's ready to start school he'll be doing a proper job, right?
yay Gramps!!..... congratulations.... gonna be terrific having the little fella in the house starting off his life... what a great opportunity for a cool bonding....
Yeah, it will be like the bonding I had with my grandfather on my mother's side. He was always a part of my life as a child, right from the get go, and I had a terrific relationship with he and my grandmother. Yes, at 11, 12, 13 I thought old people were strange and from another planet, but not my grandparents. They were always cool, great, just so darned special, and hopefully thing young bloke will feel the same way, that we are the ones he turns to whenever... just as I did when I was troubled, in trouble, had a falling out with mum and dad.