past weekend my oldest son brought our 15-month-old granddaughter up to stay a
few days. Let me just tell you she is beautiful and smart….it is unbelievable
how smart she is. Did I mention how beautiful she was? |
Not that I'm biased
or anything like that. I just know cute and smart when I see it. This girl is
destined for big things in life. You wait and see; you heard it first here on
Grandkids are a lot different than your kids. First off you
get to enjoy them and second thing is… they go home. Not the same with your own,
is it? They just stay and stay and stay. You can spoil grandkids all you want
and then send them back to their parents.
Of course, the hard thing about
having kids or even grandkids is to see them grow up so fast. We have one who
is thirteen and will be driving and going to college in just a few years. Seems
like just the other day she was crawling and trying to pull herself up the way
they do when they are just learning how to walk. Now she is a teenager who is
looking like a little lady and you can really start to tell what she will look
like as an adult….did I mention that she was beautiful and smart as well?
What is it about time that seems so upside down? When we were young, time seemed
to just drag by. We thought Christmas would never get here. The end of the school
year was impossible to wait for….waiting for the day you could actually get out
onto the highway and drive was several light years away for the majority of us.
things began to change, didn't they? We could hardly wait for some big date and
then the time spent on the date went by in matter of seconds. How does this work?
The older we get, the faster the time slides by for us. Now the years
are a blur. I look back upon the past twenty years and they seem like yesterday,
what happened? Our days seem to be filled up with so much stuff that we fall into
bed each night wondering where the day went and why didn't we get everything accomplished
that we set out to do. Then we arise the next day more determined than ever to
get yesterdays chores done as well as those we have determined need to be done
for today. Is it any wonder why we are exhausted by the time the weekend rolls
I wish I could put our lives on slow or pause and let time just
kind of catch up to where it should be. It is going entirely too fast to suit
Another reason I don't want time to move as fast is that I'm not in
any hurry to see these 2 granddaughters grow up and start out into the dating
scene. Now, I realize that's some years off, but for the thirteen year old that
might not be true. I bet I'll have to do some investigating to see if these young
men qualify to be dating any of my granddaughters.
That always reminds
me of an old story about a old guy standing on the corner waiting for a bus when
a nice young man walks up and asks him what time it was.
The old guy
refuses to answer him.
The young man is confused and asks why he would
not tell him.
The old man explains.
"Son, it's like this. If
I tell you the time, then we'd start talking. The next thing I know, I'd like
you and invite you over to our house for dinner. Then you'd meet my beautiful
daughter. You're a nice looking; intelligent man and she'd probably fall in love
with you. Next thing you'd know you'd be asking for her hand."
man was still confused…."So what's wrong with that?"
"I don't want my
daughter marrying some guy who can't afford to buy a watch."
for this week….
take note that my first novel…'Manuel Muldoon' has just been published and is
available on Amazon.com. My second one is about finished as well. This has been
a long hard process for me and if you happen to buy it and read it, I'd appreciate
any comments you might make…good or bad. |
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