Getting My Glammy On

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Only a few days to go before I am officially crowned Glammy. I can’t contain my excitement!

In my last post I shared my fears and concerns about becoming a grandmother. I am very happy to report that things are very different now. I think it has finally sunk in that I am not having a baby … they are! Thank goodness …

When I first got the news about the pregnancy my natural impulse was to jump in with boundless enthusiasm and I allowed my motherly instincts to kick in and take over.

Now, as a grandmother, I feel none of the anxiety or responsibility that comes with being a parent. I’m just flooded with love. I’m here for the fun times more than anything else … lucky me !

Oh how different it is having your own children as opposed to having grandchildren.

When I had my own children, I remember behaving like a mother lioness ready to pounce at anyone or anything in close proximity of her cubs. It’s natural for parents to react this way and my children are no exception. I know they will watch me like a couple of hawks the first few times I do anything with their new baby … just to make sure my baby skills are up to scratch … (I’ll just pretend that I don’t see them … LOL)

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I am planning on being the best grandmother my children could have wished for. As besotted as I am with my granddaughter, the best feeling is knowing that I’m the backup and part of the support team, rather than the the person who has the main responsibility  … sigh of relief …

I know I have to curb my instincts to offer advice and, instead, take my cues from them. I trust that they know that I am here to support them at the drop of a hat and that I am always just a phone call away. They know that I will make myself available to help whenever they need me but that I will follow their lead and respect their child-rearing choices.

So what lies ahead for me in the next couple of days as I await the birth of my first grandchild, the little princess who has stolen my heart?

I’m going to live up to my title and do what Glammy’s do best … be glamorous !! First impressions are lasting so I am making a grand entrance !!

For the next few days I have some tough decisions to make. Which outfit will I wear? Which accessories? Highlights or no highlights in my hair? Gelish or acrylic nails? Important stuff like that …

If you need me, I will try to fit you into my schedule …. ha ha ha … just joking. You are going to be the most amazing parents but know that I am here to back you up whenever you need me or just when you need a well deserved break.

I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into the world Baby K …

As a new parent, what was your experience with your mom when you had your babies or as a grandparent what experience did you have when your children had their babies? Please share your comments …

Life is Love

Glammy Xxx

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    Zee.N July 6, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

    grannies tend to give too much advice at times, or completely want to take responsibilty of being the parent, im really glad that you Glammy understand that you need to curb your insticts to give advice and just wait for a flag if they need you …. you are already being great by understanding that , Baby K will love you and your kids will appreciate your support ….

    • Lynn Forbes July 13, 2015 @ 7:06 pm

      I think as grandparents or even as parents, we really do have the best intentions. We just do not always know where to draw the line. I know that I am guilty of this and my children will probably agree (-: We don’t always agree on everything, but we do our best to respect each other in everything we do.
      It is important to be aware and not to take it personally when your children tell you to back off just a little.
      Thank you so much for your message …

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    CONSTANCE July 6, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    I wish that when ever i was to become a mother i get a supporting team like this . there is nothing so good like having two most important people in my child’s life around her or him .Grandparents are important as us the young parents need guidance and help. First child is difficult cos you don’t know where to start and at the same time you want to be hands on with the baby . I respect you even more for saying you will give them space to learn and make mistakes as i think its the best thing a glammy should do.

    • Lynn Forbes July 13, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

      Hi Constance, thank you for your message. You are so right, grandparents have a very important role to play. We just have to remember to respect the parents at all times and be aware that it’s their children not ours (-:
      Mutual respect is so important for good relationships and it is highly valued in our family.

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