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to hope I don't have to post here again for at least 20 years?

(40 Posts)
GrandmamaCrevix Thu 05-May-11 09:30:02

In theory I could be a granny shock

In reality I sincerely hope the DDs do some exciting stuff first.

AIBU to not want to be a granny?

GMFlisspaps Thu 05-May-11 09:32:59


DD is 14mo, I don't want to be here in 13 years wondering where it all went wrong, sobbing into my Horlicks whilst desperately trying to learn how to knit wink

glassortwo Thu 05-May-11 09:52:23

All GM dont knit and wear slippers.

BoffinGran Thu 05-May-11 10:39:08

I am quite looking forward to it so I have signed up in case I can get tips here. I see myself as a Gran in waiting.

helenthemadex Thu 05-May-11 10:59:13

I could be a gran but Im so not ready, Im a 21 year trapped in an older body!!

NanaEmmaNana Thu 05-May-11 11:24:34

Won't be a regular as I spend far too much time as it is on MN, but just dropping by to wish you all the best of luck with this site!

dolally Thu 05-May-11 13:20:16

Well I am a gran, and it's fab.
Will still post on mn as I still have young children of my own at home but will be watching this site with interest.

I am so proud of my dd, she is doing a fab job with my dgs, attachment parentinggrin, ebfgrin, so I have no worries.

Only sad bit is she lives an hour awaysad

GrandmaRos Thu 05-May-11 15:13:31

I'm a gran too and its the best hobby in the world. Have a great DIL who is always happy to share the two girls with her mum and I. Our times together are always full of fun and the odd screaming tantrum. Wouldn't swap it .... except at 4.30 am

grandmaagain Thu 05-May-11 21:27:56

it is wonderful being a grandma I look forward to our chidminding days (2 a week)and can"t wait til next granchild due in 3 months time grin

twinklepickers Thu 05-May-11 21:32:32

I'm grateful with each passing year to be past the point when I need to get up twenty times a night with a baby (although I now have to get up to pee anyway hmm) wink

justrolljanet Thu 05-May-11 21:56:31

I cant wait and if all is well the wait will be over by mid June, sooo excited. my first granchild, I currently have to share my sisters four grandchildren smile

Helmar Fri 06-May-11 11:17:26

I love being a Nanny, you get all the fun bits without the sleepless nights and the all the washing

HildaW Fri 06-May-11 18:23:49

I did NOT tick off the hours to being a granny the moment my daughters started having relationships..............saw it as none of my business!
BUT the moment I became one.....he he.......was thrilled to bits...that being said......I did not suddenly start knitting and wearing beige..........I am still me......its just that I have the most amazing little fella in my life and an even closer relationship with his mother....who now says things like.........lor Mum I understand what you ment went you said such and such to me! ha!

usualsuspect Fri 06-May-11 22:39:22

I'm a grandma .but still normal grin

glassortwo Fri 06-May-11 23:05:25

grin usual normal

naafi Sat 07-May-11 15:10:26

Easily old enough but am still waiting. My dog needs me, in the meantime. smile

outnumbered Sat 07-May-11 19:35:30


Rosiebee Sat 07-May-11 20:45:15

Nothing beats that moment when a little hand slips into yours, totally trusting you. Age isn't important. They bring the greatest joy without having to do anything. How much time you spend with them is up to you. You don't have to morph into being an 'on call' child minder. That's your choice. Ours have become a wonderful part of our lives but we still have our own lives to live and have have fun in. Open up to the idea and enjoy it. My husband was really wary until his grandson was put into his arms. Instant love!! smile

Syntara Sun 08-May-11 13:08:47

Oh Rosiebee, how true! The little hand that trusts you to take him safely across the road. But watch out, you lot! My three grandsons are all now six foot plus, treat my house as their own, help themselves to booze and biscuits, bring their girlfriends to stay, and know that I'll always forgive them. That day a couple of years ago when, dark suited with hair cut short, they escorted me up the aisle at their grandfather's funeral was the saddest and proudest day of my life. Now I just can't wait for the next generation....

AlterEgo Mon 09-May-11 12:52:36

Ohh, what a lovely thing to say Syntara - about being so proud, though sad. That will bring a tear to many eyes on here smile

I have two DC's and am already a bit of a granny in waiting ( hence AlterEgo name)... as like you I can't wait for the next generation ! I think being a granny will be great !

I've got quite a long way to go though as mine aren't teenagers quite yet.
Like another poster I hope they'll both do lots of other interesting things in their teens and twenties first ! I'm not that desperate !

Talking of knitting I have to say I'm very impressed with my Mum's knitting since she became a granny - it took her ages to knit me a ballet cardigan when I was little, but now she's rattling off all sorts of knits with cabling and all sorts of fancy stitches and styles in the blink of an eye!

Is it something that you suddenly find you know how to do the minute you're told you're a granny ? grin LOL

So I guess I'm with the YANBU's. Though personally I'll be getting pretty broody for some lovely GC's in 20 years time !

slinky Mon 09-May-11 13:55:10

I'm 61 and have two sons. One 43 (yes I was a teen mum) and one 35.

Both are in relationships, the younger has a long term partner the older has flitted from woman to woman since he was 16.

I have pretty much given up on grandmother hood,but who knows.

AlterEgo Mon 09-May-11 15:07:26

I don't know slinky
If I were a gambling woman I'd say it was odds on, especially with your youngest.

Nono Tue 10-May-11 10:39:33

Help - I need an interpreter!
I have only just joined and have never spoken 'Forum' before and I don't know what you are talking about!
Please could someone tell me what these mean:
YADNBU, DCs (they were duvet covers in my childhood), DD, YANBU
- and any others I should know about?

Angelwispa Tue 10-May-11 11:04:20

Nono, I quite agree, I've not spoken 'forum' before either, and I'm a bit confused, but then I'm always confused smile By the way, I don't do 'text speak' either, I'm too worried about shortend words ending up looking like a rude word or two!

slinky Tue 10-May-11 11:36:58

Nono, YANBU = You are not being unreasonable

YADNU = You are definitely not being unreasonable

DC = Dear/darling children.

It's another country and has another language. It's easy to pick it up, honest.