Dear Crissy

A loving set of grandparents

Last night while browsing Craigslist, Zach read an ad he found in the items wanted section.

I am looking for a loving set of grandparents for my two sweet children, the ones we have couldn’t care less. Some aunts and uncles would be nice as well; If you know someone that would like a seven-year-old grandson, and a ten-year-old granddaughter, please contact me, serious inquires only please…

I was sort of waiting on him to tell me that it was a joke, but it wasn’t. I’m not sure why in the world someone would post something like this on Craigslist, but it is kind of sad, and it really made me think about how lucky we are that Evan as a set of insanely loving and doting grandparents.

I always knew that my mom and dad would be great grandparents, but I never could have fathomed just how much they would adore my kid. We are lucky to live pretty close to my parents, so Evan has always had a close relationship with his Mamaw and Papaw. We visit them several days a week, and Evan enjoys their undivided attention when he is there. My mother can make him crack up laughing by faking a sneeze, and my dad loves to stroll Evan around their neighborhood.

I probably get two or three text messages from my mom and dad every day when we are not visiting, inquiring about “Little E.” They are very interested in his growth and development, and are eager to hear all the details. I mean, these people have conversations with me about my kid’s poop–they are that interested!

Then, there’s the fact that Evan’s word of choice is: “Papaw”. Everything is Papaw, including Papaw, himself. Happiness is Papaw! I can’t even count the number of times I hear that “Puh-Pah-Puh” sound coming from my little boy’s mouth. It is a sweet sound, and believe me, his Papaw likes to hear it too. Can you say puh-puh-proud?

Believe me, I am thankful for Grandma and Grandpa in more ways than one. I am thankful that they are such a loving and positive influence in my son’s life, and I am also thankful that they are there to babysit sometimes when I need a break! They are no doubt going to spoil my little boy rotten, but that’s what grandparents are for, right?

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10 Comments

  1. Sandie Lee — April 15, 2010 @ 11:06 am (#)

    The layout looks great! I like the colours and the header. The pictures are wonderful – You did a great job.

    Well Done!

    Sandie

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  2. Suzanne — April 15, 2010 @ 11:13 am (#)

    Crissy-I hate to say this, but I am one of those people, even though I would never post this on Craigslist! My parents are fabulous, but unfortunately my in laws have shown to not really care.
    Both my husband and I are hurt by this, wondering why…but for the life of us, we can’t figure it out!
    So we only see them 4 times a year: 3 birthdays and Christmas.
    I am thankful for MY parents who have become amazing grandparents though. They spoil our kids to pieces, but I’d rather it that than the other way around!

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  3. Crissy — April 15, 2010 @ 11:18 am (#)

    Hi Suzanne! Just be grateful for your parents! A kid with one set of awesome grandparents is a lucky kid for sure, however, it’s too bad that your in laws are not more involved. It is definitely their loss, I am sure.

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  4. JDaniel4's Mom — April 15, 2010 @ 11:36 am (#)

    Stopping from TwitterMoms. I love the layout!

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  5. Sarah @ This Heavenly Life — April 15, 2010 @ 11:42 am (#)

    Wow — that ad is crazy and SAD! I can’t imagine raising a family without grandparents and aunts, uncles, cousins around to make it all a little more fun. Not to mention a little easier.

    But I’m just wondering — do you think the ad will get any serious replies?

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  6. Kari — April 15, 2010 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    Amazing… I really can’t believe that two people could be so cold toward their own grandchildren. That makes me so sad. But it also makes me proud to have such loving grandparents for my kids. Beautiful blog, by the way. I love your pictures, and your writing. Such a nice place to visit.

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  7. Lara — April 15, 2010 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    That is very sad. It really does make you realize how luck you are to have a loving family. My parents and my husbands parents both adore our little girl. It’s a wonderful environment!

    I’m following from MBC! I hope you will follow back :)

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  8. Pheirser — April 16, 2010 @ 7:06 am (#)

    You are very lucky.

    My mum died (long cancer battle) a week after my nephew was born – her first grand child. She would of made a most EXCELLENT grandmother, and wanted to be a grandmother for a long time.

    It broke my heart that she died when she did, it hurts more to know she knew what she was losing more than it hurts to just miss her in general.

    But then there are stories of mothers who die with young children.. just dreadful.

    I wish you all long and happy lives! I might end up having to advertise on craigslist!

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  9. Shannon — April 16, 2010 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    Wow, that is sad! My parents have been absolutely ah-mazing with our lil’ GG. I honestly do not know what we would have done without their support and love. It melts my heart to see my baby girl with my mom and dad, they are going to have such a wonderful relationship. Love your blog…am a new follower!

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  10. wdibmm — July 26, 2010 @ 9:26 pm (#)

    My father in law has passed on and mother in law lives abroad, but my parents are the same way with my kids. They adore my boys and they are enthralled with my baby daughter. It means a lot to the entire family to have them involved. :-)

    Found you on StumbleUpon.

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