Think how contradictory things are these days. Seems to be no truth. Up is down and down is up. What if you were thrown into this mix and expected to navigate children through the fog. And besides that, throw in a global pandemic.
Grandmas Raising Kids
Here’s to the women who are mothering the second time around. Those grandmothers who are playing the role of a mom as well as grandmom. I’ll bet you know someone who is raising their grandchildren at a time when they expected to be able to relax and start to take things easy.
How I admire these women, and their husbands. Some of us joke that grandchildren are such fun because we can give them back. Not so, with those who have accepted the child rearing role.
Long forgotten nursery rhymes are being resurrected. Uninterrupted sleep is a thing of the past. Days end in fatigue, aches and pains. And yet, knowing what a difference you are making helps a lot. The smiles of those children as they grow and mature and prosper make it all worthwhile.
And so, on this Mother’s Day, a special word of thanks and love for grandmothers in their second round of mothering.
There’s a national lifestyle magazine specifically for grandparents. They address the issues of encore parenting. GRAND magazine occasionally features stories from here at Consider This. Tune in for ideas, tips, discussions and stories of grandparenting. https://www.grandmagazine.com/