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Granny Margie C shares her granny moments with Tum2Mom

July 11, 2011 0 Comments Latest Updates by Janine Daniel
Well, my grandson Thomas, born on the 28th May 2011 is a year old and growing too quickly for granny. He lives with mom and dad in England and I was fortunate to be there at his birth and at his 1st birthday.

I just love to cuddle him and was able to do that many times. He calls everything “DA” including me and has the most wonderful smile. Mom and dad had to put a gate up at the bottom of the staircase as he always made his way to the stairs. I slept in the bedroom upstairs, so in the morning he would call me until I came down the stairs to fetch him. He loved my cell phone and my laptop. I pretended to be asleep and he would pull my hair and jump on me until I woke up. He loved opening and closing doors and drawers, of course the inevitable would happen and he would catch his fingers. Lots of tears! And cuddles from Gran, of course! He had so many bumps on his head from falling and knocking his head.

He loves being outside and helped me feed the birds, eating some birdseed himself. They live in the country and the field next door has 2 carthorses that come up to the fence to look for food. There are apple trees in the garden and in season the horses have a feast. I saw a fox early one morning in the garden, also gray squirrels, magpies and very big black crows.

He doesn’t sleep well at night and mom has a tough time. He is at nursery school now 4 days a week as mom and dad have to work. I would love them all to be nearer, but I can see him on Skype which makes a big difference.

His 1st birthday party was a lot of fun and I baked him a cake. Most of the children were around 1 year and walking and running and falling. So much energy, it made me tired just to watch them. We bought him a tractor and trailer that he can ride on whilst dad is on his, cutting the lawn. No gardeners in England unless you are very wealthy.

To all those other Grannies out there, enjoy your grand children – they really are special!

Granny Margie C