Hello to all the experienced grandmothers on here. I am a very, very happy Nanna-to-be 'cause my daughter and son-in-law have, finally, been blessed with, (what is looking like) a healthy pregnancy after many difficulties and many years. Trepidly, they are starting to look to buy for the their little one, whom is due to arrive in July.
I have offered to buy the pram; believing it to be as-much-a tradition and rite of passage, for the mother of the mum2B to buy the pram as it is for the mother-of-the-bride to buy the wedding dress!!
Because I'd be paying on my credit card, I'd presumed that I'd be going with them when they went pram-shopping. I'd pictured my daughter's joy on, finally, being able to choose a pram for the baby she'd hoped for for so long........ a vivid picture in my minds eye that would, surely, help heal all the pain (mine included) that there has been in reaching this point. I was so looking forward to it; seeing her tentively taking a step closer to the preciousness of motherhood.
However, after a conversation with her, I realise now that she wishes for just the two of them to go pram shopping together until they decide on their choice. And then, on a separate day, for me to go with her, just to the one shop to order & pay for the pram they have settled on.
Now, I don't know if you'll understand me on this?, but, I'm piqued. Rightly or wrongly, I'm piqued.!!
(and, to spoil it completely, we've had "words").
I can only compare it to paying for her wedding dress without feeling the love as she tried numerous gowns before deciding!!!
Have I got it all wrong?, is it just about those two (three!)?, should this Nanna-to-be "step away from the perambulator!!!"
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