Yesterday I was fortunate to be hosting 8 people and 2 dogs for Christmas day. Not a huge number in comparison to what many of you well organised Gransnetter's achieve ...or in fact what I and DH have done in the past when the numbers sitting down to lunch were 16 adults and some children.
I really enjoyed my day but have to admit to being exhausted now. The shopping, food prep, making the house and table lovely ext ext all good and I know I'm lucky to have people I love to share the day with.
Just finished the clearing up today and sitting down for a well earned rest and was just thinking. I was aged 36 when I took the baton over from my own parents, all be it on a once in 3 year turnaround in those days with my brothers and their families. The last 12 years, as all our families expanded with marriages and grandkids we all host our own families now with me also hosting my lovely mother aged 87.
Feeling a bit tired this afternoon and thinking back to when I began, I'm wondering if it's time to hand on the baton? Next year I and dh will be 67. At 43 my daughter is much older than when I begun but is a full time worker and sole provider for her family.
Just wondering when/if other gransnetters made a decision to hand on the baton or whether they've kept on going because they love it all so much or for other reasons?
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