Except for one day this week, having Isabella around has been fun (that one day we, Isabella and I, were both in a mood). Oh, I don’t believe I mentioned that The Girl has finally found a job. Isabella has half days at school and I have been her "nanny" as my daughter nanny’s someone else’s children. What is wrong with this picture?
God had a plan; one mother, one father and extended family to lend a hand when necessary. What has happened to this world? I know there are times when this is not possible such as the death of a parent or one of the parents becomes mentally ill or violent. Other than that, I can’t think of a good reason for reasonable adults to have children and not parent them together. Now don’t give me the spiel that it is better for the children to not have the stress of a bad marriage. Deal with it. You had these children and that gives you the obligation of rearing them together until they are eighteen years old. After that, knock your socks off. Also, you might find out that your spouse is not that bad.
You may disagree but you won’t sway me. Adults are adults and choose how they act. I know I haven’t been the best example for my children all of the time. I need to be the grown up! Walking away is not an option when you have a child/children.
Okay, now, where did that all come from? Anyone who has read this blog site from the beginning, three years now, must see a bit of a change in the tone. Lately, I feel as though I will explode if I don’t get some of these thoughts out into the open! It’s MY party and I’ll rant if I want to, right?
On a lighter note, Isabella is progressing so well. She is understanding more and speaking better. There was a lull in her progress for a while but she is starting to pick up again.
The Great Atlantic Northeast has finally had a week of sunshine and blue skies. As much as I love air conditioning, my windows are open and we are enjoying weather in the high 70’s. Ahhh…. My heartfelt sympathy for my friends with the 100+ degree temps in Texas and surrounds.
Did you have grandparents when you were growing up? If so, what was their role in your life? I had four grandparents and three great-grandparents living when I was a small child. (Mom and Dad were very young when they married.) My "greats" weren’t in my life for the most part. Two were out of state and, though one was close by, we weren’t close.
My dad’s parents visited fairly regularly or we visited them. Neither drove and it was a hassle but my parents were good to them in making sure they had visits. We lived upstairs from my mom’s parents until I was eight and we remained close with them. My gram was my best friend until the day she died and I still miss her.
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? I used to watch that show with my son. It taught me a lot about geography. Are you familiar with it?
Do you remember?If you take the time to watch this you will see that Fred Wynn wasn’t always Herman Munster! That’s when tv was worth watching. What were your favorites? I liked I Love Lucy and a little know show called Pete and Alice. Many more, too.
Do you like to have fun? I guess I always have liked fun but I like it even more now. Actually, I seek it out like never before and I still don’t have enough! Suggestions? (Can’t involve crowds or large sums of money…)
What makes you laugh or, if not much of a laugher, smile? Well, Isabella, for one. Hearing children laugh, seeing my children getting along, quoting The Princess Bride to name a few.
I miss hearing from you, dear ones. Be well and stay safe. hugs, gail
One more thing; I have been through a divorce and my daughter, at age 29, still suffers from it.