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Old 12-20-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Well....not a real one...but it was much more fun.


My daughter and family were invited to a holiday party that my 7 year old granddaughter did not want to attend so I offered to watch her at home. After they left Layla decided we needed to ride some rollercoasters. Buckling me safely into my seat of the couch and carefully placing pillows around me she then started spinning in the middle of the room like a whirling dervish.

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We' re going on space mountain don't get wet! We're going on the super do operating looper now with 10 loops!"

After riding on all the coasters, getting dizzy and sick to our tummies, we settled down to watch Christmas movies. Getting a little tired she snuggles with me on the couch saying "I'm glad I stayed home and we got some alone time. Just Grammy and granddaughter. " Then she falls asleep on my lap until Dad and Mom get home and carry her to bed.

Sigh....I am truly blest.

Now your turn to share.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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There is a chat thread.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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There is a chat thread.
Sorry, I never look at the chat thread. Maybe I should but if it had been there I would have missed this wonderful note. Sounded like so much fun. Usually roller coasters with my GD means the real thing!
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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What a lovely evening. And I find this pertinent, particularly in relation to all the threads about whether to move near children. This is a great example of how being with a grandchild has enriched a grandmother's life. We have family gathering for Christmas, and I wish for everybody on the retirement forum that we all have these cherished moments, whether with friends or relatives, or a moment of peace and contentment by yourself in your home.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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Just wanted to share a joy of retirement hoping others would join in. There can be so much satisfaction in our retirement from the little things that have no monetary price tag. I wanted to share those types of retirement experiences.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Sounds like what we used to call a Kodak Moment. Beautiful.

I never had kids but my dh has a 6 month old grandson in England. Makes me wish we were there for Christmas.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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That sounds wonderful. My times with DGKids are usually a little tamer. Walks to the local playground, coloring books at the kitchen counter. These are priceless memories.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I don't have grandkids, but this reminds me of my Sunday "picnics" with my daughter when I was a poor working mom. This was back when there were afternoon old Tarzan shows on TV on Sundays. I'd buy us a pizza at the local pizzeria, and we'd put a blanket on the living room floor and have our pizza picnic while watching Tarzan.

I also used to pay for a trip on the local bus. She rode free and I think my fare was 50 cents. We'd just ride the bus round trip. She thought it was a grand adventure.

Kids are so easy to please when they're little, and eager to share their simple bliss.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:23 AM
 
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Well....not a real one...but it was much more fun.


My daughter and family were invited to a holiday party that my 7 year old granddaughter did not want to attend so I offered to watch her at home. After they left Layla decided we needed to ride some rollercoasters. Buckling me safely into my seat of the couch and carefully placing pillows around me she then started spinning in the middle of the room like a whirling dervish.

"
We' re going on space mountain don't get wet! We're going on the super do operating looper now with 10 loops!"

After riding on all the coasters, getting dizzy and sick to our tummies, we settled down to watch Christmas movies. Getting a little tired she snuggles with me on the couch saying "I'm glad I stayed home and we got some alone time. Just Grammy and granddaughter. " Then she falls asleep on my lap until Dad and Mom get home and carry her to bed.

Sigh....I am truly blest.

Now your turn to share.

lemme guess, you ate and ate at a hot dog stand?
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