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Sleeping grandchild

(20 Posts)
jogginggirl Tue 25-Aug-15 00:36:55

Is there anything sweeter than lying next to a six-year-old as she falls asleep - that's after all the chat and the cuddles - I consider myself well blessed smile

chrcol Tue 25-Aug-15 01:03:09

That's so true Jogginggirl, and its something I miss terribly since my son won't allow me to see my dgd now.
I have had constant contact with her for eight years and due to unfair and untrue accusations by her other granny, both she and I are broken hearted. She did email me recently and said 'I don't think daddy understands how much I miss you.

TwiceAsNice Tue 25-Aug-15 07:27:13

Chocolate that is so sad my heart bleeds for you. I have 2 6 yr old granddaughters who are on holiday with their aunt and parents? She sent me a photo of them cuddling down in bed with her and I really miss them but will see them again in middle Sep. I do hope things get sorted and you see her again soon.

Jogging girl I agree there is nothing like a cuddle in bed with a grandchild? M my one granddaughter wraps her legs all round mine puts her feet on my feet arm round neck and off to sleep! It's been really hot sometimes with wound around me but who cares if she's comfortable!

TwiceAsNice Tue 25-Aug-15 07:28:07

Should be with her wound around me

KatyK Tue 25-Aug-15 10:53:38

flowers chrcol. When my DGD was small and stayed overnight here, DH would get up an sort breakfast and DGD would pop her head around the bedroom door and then climb into bed with me. She would tell me all about school and her life and her little worries. smile

Judthepud2 Tue 25-Aug-15 20:23:10

How awful for you chrcol! My heart goes out to you and your DGD. flowers It seems very hard on your DGD too! People seem to forget children's feelings and needs when there are family feuds.

Deedaa Tue 25-Aug-15 21:31:29

I remember seeing a programme about children from broken homes where they interviewed children who were now grown up. When they started to explain how upset they had been most of their parents were appalled as they thought their children had been coping very well and were quite happy with the situation.

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 25-Aug-15 22:12:27

I have just read some of the posts on here out to my two grandsons. Shrieks Howls of laughter, with the ten year old wrapping his legs around my neck, with the clear intention of throttling me.


jinglbellsfrocks Tue 25-Aug-15 22:13:28

Anyone got a granddaughter going spare? grin wink

Ana Tue 25-Aug-15 22:24:46

Most of the posts on this thread are awfully sad, jingl - why on earth would your GSs be howling with laughter? confused

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 25-Aug-15 22:45:12

I didn't read the sad ones out. Obviously. Just the ones about cuddles. hmm

Forgive me for thinking this was meant to be a happy thread (as per the OP)

I will leave you to wallow in misery. hmm. #gransnet

Ana Tue 25-Aug-15 22:56:06

Sorry, just couldn't see any howlingly funny posts!

Tegan Tue 25-Aug-15 23:06:16

Someone once said on the telly [or did I read it in a book perhaps?] that one of her happiest memories was of one morning when her children got into bed with her. They'd washed their hair [presumably the night before] and she could smell the shampoo on their hair. The window was open and a breeze was blowing through the room. For some reason that stuck in my mind and I often thought of it at times when I was with my children. My son would fall asleep easily but I always sat in bed with my daughter reading and chatting. Loved it at night when they were both alseep and I knew they were safely tucked up in bed. Where does the time go....

Elrel Tue 25-Aug-15 23:25:50

Tegan - I look at photos from the last 20 years and wonder where the grandbabies went. Then I remind myself that they're still here and, in different ways, still need us. Just so glad to have them and I hope I let them know it.

jogginggirl Wed 26-Aug-15 00:52:08

So sad to read your post chrcol - that must be so hard for you sad. Both of my children are divorced and each have a daughter. Luckily we still get on with our ex-d-i-l, so access to our grand-daughter is no problem - and our daughter lives close by and requires lots of help. We appreciate how lucky we are smile

jogginggirl Wed 26-Aug-15 18:54:04

Jingles - you still make me laugh wink wink X

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 27-Aug-15 10:16:08

Why did this thread die a death? confused

We should not be made to feel guilty for celebrating our grandkids - as in the original post. I really feel my two were tailor made for me! grin They bring me so much laughter and fun. Of course, I'm sorry for grandparents who may not be as lucky. But, hey! We can't dwell on misery all the time. smile

I just wanted to say hat.

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 27-Aug-15 10:17:19

ANd now I've said it. And will say it again. Hat.

Indinana Thu 27-Aug-15 10:30:27

Well said jingl. I take my hat off to you.

jogginggirl Thu 27-Aug-15 21:39:27

I do agree jingl - though we have gone through several years of divorced children, angry/upset spouses and littlies in the middle - but here we are on the other side! I intend to enjoy and not waste a moment - they will be teenagers soon enough and I know I won't be so cool then ... grin X