Joanne Posted February 1, 2008 Share Posted February 1, 2008 Over my forum posting years, I've always been intrigued by the perspectives and experiences people have when it comes to grandparents, both having them yourself, for your kids and eventually being one. I can tell you this. I will not be a "good" grandparent by the standards of many homeschooling or attached types. I'm not a natural "kid person" and it's taking everything from me to be an excellent mom, homeschooler, provider and private tutor. By the time my kids have kids, I will be totally out of what's needed to happily do long stretches with other people's children. I think I would feel this way even if I didn't have years providing daycare, but daycare certainly exacerbated the situation. As such, I *always* have empathy for the g'parent who enjoys limited time with their g'kids, rarely "sits" and doesn't accept the role of regular care giver. That said, I do believe that parents need that time; I just don't believe that the g'parents should be expected to facilitate it. I hope my kids have kids if they want them, but I could never imagine "wanting grandkids". *sigh*. I am the least likely candidate to be an attachment parenting, homeschooling, daycare providing, private tutoring and discipline teaching mom. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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