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Being a great grandmother

(6 Posts)
petallus Fri 14-Nov-14 18:37:02

I became a great grandmother a week ago when my GS and his partner became the proud parents of a baby boy.

We are all thrilled but I notice that I do not feel as involved as I did when my GC were born. My daughter (the grandmother), on the other hand, is already infatuated with her GS.

My youngest GS is still only 9 so that might be something to do with it.

I wonder how other GNetters experienced becoming GGparents.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 18:43:38

Oh that's lovely petallus. Congratulations.

I cannot begin to imagine being a great-granny. It's not going to happen for a while I bloomin' hope, being as elder gs is only 13!.

No. I can imagine you wouldn't feel quite so involved. Enjoy all the same.

whenim64 Fri 14-Nov-14 18:46:39

Congratulations, Petallus that's lovely news flowers

Marelli Fri 14-Nov-14 19:02:07

Congratulations, petallus! My Gt.Grandson is 4 now, I recognise your feelings too, as I felt much the same. My DD was made a grandma for the first time and DGD turned to her for advice (and the odd bit of help!) whereas I sat on the sidelines and looked on. I felt really good about this, actually, because I know how absolutely besotted my DD would be with her grandson. I see him often but not as deeply involved as I was with my grandchildren when they were tiny.

petallus Sat 15-Nov-14 08:21:38

Thanks for congrats smile

I do think of myself as sitting on the sidelines and feel content with things being that way.

I wonder how many of us on GN are GG parents.

Iam64 Sat 15-Nov-14 08:27:35

Congrats Petallus and how lucky you are to see him often. It sounds as though you can just dote, whilst your daughter does the besotted baby sitting and support role