Tuesday, November 5, 2013

what was poppop thinking---this is a rhetorical question

as i was thinking about whether to blog or not to blog today--it dawned on me---hey---you don't have to worry about catching everyone up on your life--you don't have to be concerned that you leave something important out or tell something you shouldn't---no wait, that last part--still working on that----still not that free writer---

yes life has been busy of late---some news---two of the grand-kids that made it to the football play-offs-are out of the games now--and another grand-child has one more cheer comp. to go--so far she has won the other comps------i realize as frank and i experience these times with our grandchildren ---how lucky and blessed we are---to be around our grand-kids and to be needed at times-----i just sorta hope that some of the days will stick with them and they will look back one day and smile at a memory with nanny and poppop---

frank says, he knows one decision he made this past weekend, will become one of those remarkable memories-----my grandson had hurt his wrist at football practice---the play-off game would have him suited up but surely not playing------during his team's game---nanny took a little break---when the game was over--my grandson informed me, while beaming, that he played in the game after-all---it seems the coach had come over to poppop and asked if he could put him in the game--he would put him in a safe position---well frank says," i asked cadhan, do you want to play and he said he did"--so poppop said, okay---he was unhurt, even though he made a couple of tackles----

i let my grandson, know how "lucky" he was, that nanny was not around then, as i would have not let him play----he was very happy that i wasn't around

frank tells me later, it's like when our son colin went with frank to the circus----he runs in the door and exclaims---"mommy, daddy let me ride the elephant"--he wasn't suppose to tell me----frank says, cadhan will recall this day, just like colin does the elephant journey--

at my son's daughter's cheering comp.---we are relating the story of cadhan playing with the sprained wrist--and how i would not have allowed it----when, colin starts---"yeah, mom, if you had been around, i wouldn't have been on that elephant"---frank smiles

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  1. I think it is great to get to be around your grandkids a lot. I grew up seeing one set all the time and the other only a few times a year. It is that way with my daughter too. Her grandparents in town are able to help out so much and she is very close to them. My parents are across the state and even if we were closer, they are different and I don't know if they'd be as helpful.

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    1. yeah, i think about the times with my grandparents all the time and often wish i could go back and relive them, ruth :)

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  2. That is such a touching story. I'm sure you're grandchildren will have many pleasant memories.

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  3. What will surprise you is just how different their memories will be, just like our own kids, they will each have a little different version. At least mine sure do!

    My hubby goes by Pop Pop to the grandkids, too!

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  4. haha so true----yeah frank's dad was poppop to some of the grand-kids too---but mine called him grandpa :)

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  5. Lynn, this was such a cute post! I love the comparison with the elephant day.

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    1. i am glad you liked it suze and frank will be also ;)

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  6. Hi Lynn, over here in the UK there's a new Weetabix TV advert which follows two children and their Grandfather creating mayhem in the house while Mum and Dad are out for the day....sounds like Frank !
    Memories to cherish.

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    1. haha you've got frank down, sounds like a cute show :)

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  7. If we could be a fly on the wall fifty years from now and hear these youngsters' versions of their childhoods.

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    1. haha i know joanne--robyn was saying wouldn't it be funny if we brought this up to my grandson cadhan some twenty years from now and he said he didn't remember that at all :)

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  8. I hope our kids and gr-kids will talk fondly of our gaffs and successes.

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    1. me too susan---and like joanne said--wouldn't we love to hear them ;)

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  9. I cringe to think what my hubby lets our kids get away with. Makes me happy that he does though. They would never have any fun if I were always in charge lol

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    1. haha that's me too, theresa--except for those goody bags :)

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  10. Aw. This story warms my heart.
    On certain things with our sons, my hubby and I will look at each other and smile, knowing that one day, whatever just happened, will be talked about years later when they're grown.

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    1. what a sweet response, thank you jackie :)

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  11. What a great story, Lynn. I'm sure your grandchildren will have wonderful memories. :)

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  12. This reminds me of when I fell off our horse and my sister told me not to tell mom and dad or I'd never get to ride again! I kept that under wraps for a long time. : )

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    1. oh i can only imagine the stuff i don't know about, joy ;)

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  13. It's so important to spend time with kids and grandkids. That's how relationships are built and memories are made!

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    1. oh for sure---you can't get the time back--but you can keep those good memories--thanks sherry :)

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  14. I'm sure they will remember these times with you. I often think about the time I spent with my grandparents, and all of the things they let us do that our parents never allowed.

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    1. haha i know danielle--like one of my grandmother's always let me have coffee--really more like a little coffee with my milk and my other grandmother let me experiment in the kitchen--my mom never wanted us to cook in her kitchen :)

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  15. Kids are so diabolical. As are Poppops. ;) Lynn, you are definitely under no obligation to share you wonderful stories, but I miss you in the blogosphere when you're not around. But hey, with all that family, you're needed. And that's awesome. =)

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    1. awww thank you crystal---i have been struggling with my love hate relationship with writing----hope you are doing well :)

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