Friday, February 13, 2009

It's my day off...how I love a day off

Ash tickled pink by her grandma

I've got some time to spare today so I'd thought "why not do an early post"..

Ash is with her grandparents as we speak. She was happy to see them -- so am I frankly..LOL..

She's very attached to them. And, they look forward to seeing her too. I guess it helps when she's the only grandchild who is here while the rest are simply to far away for them to be grand-parenting. So, Ash gets their full attention and probably, to a large extent, gets what she wants from them.

I think that's a real treat when you become grandparents. I'm not sure if age has everything to do with it but I've certainly witnessed the changes from the way my parents are with Ash and when they were with us. Especially my dad. He was the strict disciplinarian, no goofying around kind of guy. But with Ash, he's doing all sorts of crazy things with her. Things I never thought I'd ever see him do. It's truly a wonderful to see them bond and share a good ball-throwing-back-and-forth (Ash's favourite game) that can simply go on and on and on....and you know what, it's an absolute joy seeing this side of him.

When you think about it, it's a natural progression of life, isn't it? Especially, when you consider the fact that you've spent your entire adult life (or most of your adult life) caring for your own, making sure you're giving your best and at times, in doing so, the outlook may not be a pretty sight. But you do it because it's what being parents is all about - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Once you've passed that stage, you certainly deserve to sit back and truly enjoy your grandchildren with absolutely no holes barred. It's almost like you've earned it. No..it's exactly like you earned it.

I remembered a quote I read a long time ago which pretty much sums up the role of grandparents --"the grandparents are there to spoil and the parents are there to fix it"..It's not the exact words cos for the life of me, I can't remember where I read it but you get the gist of it..

3 comments:

mommy to chumsy said...

that's a lovely photo :D

Mummy to QiQi said...

this is such a meaningful pic :p

little prince's mummy said...

This photo is so sweet!

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