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MawtheMerrier Thu 12-May-22 17:34:35

When did you first join the best club in the world?
12 years ago a VILP (very important little person) came into our lives and Paw and I found ourselves promoted to being Grandparents!
As soon as I came out of school, we headed to Birmingham and I shall always treasure this pic of Paw with his first grandchild.
Now that VILP is taller than Granny (not hard itโ€™s true) and I could not be more proud of the delightful young man he has become.
Happy 12th Birthday ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿญ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽŠ ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ•บ

Calendargirl Thu 12-May-22 17:51:27

Nearly 20 years ago, now have 5 GC.

grannysyb Thu 12-May-22 18:00:54

DGS was 20 in March, and his sister was 19 on Tuesday, don't know where those years have gone!

Baggs Thu 12-May-22 18:03:45

Sweet pic, maw ๐Ÿ’™

Redhead56 Thu 12-May-22 18:16:44

When our twin grandchildren were born nearly six years ago.

ginny Thu 12-May-22 18:23:16

Our First Grandson was born nearly 20 years ago. I felt quite young at 48.
Two more have followed from a different daughter, 6 years and just 1 year.
Love them all to bits.

dragonfly46 Thu 12-May-22 18:24:11

7 years ago tomorrow!

GagaJo Thu 12-May-22 18:25:17

Just over 4 years ago. I watched him emerge. Easy birth. Big baby.

Grandma70s Thu 12-May-22 18:34:02

My grandson is 13. I have never for a moment taken being a grandparent for granted. I think Iโ€™m very lucky.

Oopsadaisy1 Thu 12-May-22 18:42:24

Eldest was 18 at the end of last year and youngest will be 17 this Summer, it only seems like yesterday that they were little tots.

sodapop Thu 12-May-22 19:00:35

Thirty two years ago my first granddaughter was born. Can't believe how the years have flown by.

silverlining48 Thu 12-May-22 19:02:59

12 years ago last December. I was 61 and a very proud grandma.

Sar53 Thu 12-May-22 19:16:12

Nearly 14 years ago my first granddaughter was born. There have been 4 more granddaughters since then.

I love them all to pieces and couldn't be a more prouder nanny,

Greenfinch Thu 12-May-22 19:17:15

Fifteen years ago at the end of this month: twins-a boy and a girl. Four more have followed from my son so we now have three boys and three girls. Perfect!

Sofa Thu 12-May-22 19:25:44

16 years ago I became a grandmother and 3 more have followed! I am very blessed.

Chocolatelovinggran Thu 12-May-22 19:57:33

Lovely picture, Maw. Yes, it's a great day, isn't it, when you transition from parent to grandparent. Nine years ago for me, now five altogether ( and eyeing up the newlywed youngest daughter hopefully for more..)

lixy Thu 12-May-22 20:09:20

12 years last February! GS is delightful, GDD1 is 9 and his sister, GDD2 is 3 months and their cousin.
They have enriched our lives so much - and it has most certainly not been a quiet 12 years! Definitely the best club I ever joined.

pinkprincess Thu 12-May-22 21:13:37

I first became a grandma 30 years ago, four more grandchildren followed, and am now great grandma of two.
Love them all

Juno56 Thu 12-May-22 21:24:10

Two and a half years ago for us. We thought that DD and DSiL had decided to remain childfree but they surprised us! Before DGD we would have been quite happy not to join the club but since her arrival can't imagine life without her. She will be our only GC and is very precious ๐Ÿฅฐ.

Grany Thu 12-May-22 21:25:06

Just over 4 years ago. Watched her being born, Big baby. I cut the cord.

Harris27 Thu 12-May-22 21:29:06

15 years ago and itโ€™s flew!

Ladyleftfieldlover Thu 12-May-22 21:34:38

Six years ago my granddaughter was born and obviously she is beautiful! She will probably be the only grandchild. My daughter has never wanted children and neither has my younger son. Elder sonโ€™s partner is in her late 40s now so I doubt theyโ€™ll have any more.

tanith Thu 12-May-22 21:35:03

What a lovely photo of Paw and new Grandson.
I became a Gran 35yrs ago and Iโ€™m so proud of the wonderful man and father heโ€™s become. Of course Iโ€™m as proud of all the others but he was my first and I feel a special infinity with him.

AGAA4 Thu 12-May-22 22:00:03

My first GS was born 19 years ago. One of my happiest days

crazyH Thu 12-May-22 22:17:53

How lovely to see Paw - I have 6 GC - my first GS arrived 20 years ago, his sister 14 months later . I have 4 more GC, 7, 5, 7, 4 - love them all to bits ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜