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grandchildren first vist since lockdown

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joanna12 Sun 05-Jul-20 19:04:45

Hello.tomorrow we will see our grandchildren aged 2 and 6 months for the first time in 16 weeks,because of covid but also because we have a five mile restriction in our area that will be lifted tomorrow and they live 35 miles from us.

My son and daughter inlaw,have let us see them via zoom these past weeks once a week,difficult with such small ones,they are shielding and have not left their house in 16 weeks shopping delivered etc,not because they are in an at risk group but for the safety of the children.

We can visit in their garden but they will be indoors so just through a window,i don't mind just seeing them is enough,i wont see my son he will be working,he works from home that again is fine,but how can I make this easier for all of us,as I say once I have seen them I will be happy just like this for as long as they decide to lockdown,i cant take him toys for this visit as they have to be put aside for 72 hours so I don't want to do anything to upset my grandson but I also want to keep him by the window so I can just look at him if that's not to silly and my granddaughter was 8 weeks old when we last saw her she wont know us but I hope he will remember us,we are the only grandparents and I expect the first people that have even got to their garden since lockdown.I know it must be very scary and stressful for them and I worry until we go in case they cancel.I so don't want to mess this up as I want to go up weekly and just like this until they are ready for more.

Any advice please.

Elrel Mon 13-Jul-20 01:52:56

I like your calm and thoughtful attitude.

May7 Wed 15-Jul-20 18:51:23

You sound like a very understanding and caring Gran. I'm glad it went well for you all. We can only do what is right for ourselves and respect others wishes to do what is right for their family. Hopefully things will change for the better and you will have more contact in the near future. Its's a very worrying time particular for mums with small children.