Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Surrogate granny

Daughter tells me that her friend's mother, who lives in the same village, has offered to look after GrandDaughter for a couple of afternoons a week so Daughter can get back to work.

That's fine. It is really. It will be good for Daughter and it will be good for GrandDaughter as she will be with another little girl. And just because she will be spending time with someone else's granny doesn't mean that she won't love her own granny. Does it?

6 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'm in awe of your generosity of spirit .
And GrandDaughter will always have that gorgeous happy beam for you .... you're her Granny !!!

Leslie: said...

I know how you feel. When my daughter went back to work, I tried to figure out a way that I could look after hers so I could be the exclusive gramma. *sigh* But GS went to a home daycare and now GD is cared for by her Daddy as he's not working right now. But every time I see them, they reassure me with their hugs and kisses!

katney said...

Grandmothers are not replaced. There is room for as many as are available, and I am sure that when you are available, that "extra Granny" (that's what we called them) will step back and give youa ll the time you want.

Liz said...

It's a battle, Sonata!

I'm sure they do, leslie.

I know, katney. I just want to be with her all the time!!!

SDCrafts said...

I am not yet a real Granny but I am a step-grandma and will see all 5 grandsons soon. In reality, I don't know them well but I DO care enough for them to tell me they love me on the phone. Let's see if they still do when they see me...

I perfectly understand Liz!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

It is really fine Liz ... I think it is so lovely for them all. Your daughter can get back to work, and your granddaughter will have some company with the other little girl.

I hardly see my grandchildren .. but they have never forgotten me ..

SDCrafts .. those 5 grandsons will see you as Granny , not Step granny ..