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Another ... Is it Just Me ?
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WallSal55    Posted 12-26-2002 at 18:36:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband and I are 47 and 45 w/no grandkids.
Our adult kids and their boyfriends are so into the electronic stuff and computers, that I am actually grateful we have no marriages and grandkids yet!
That will come along a lot later I hope! I want
them to get their priorities straight first.

Hal/WA    Posted 12-28-2002 at 22:40:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was 45 when my first grandsons were born. I had to retire a few years later for health reasons, which seemed like a real bummer at the time. But it gave me a chance to really become involved with my 4 grandsons' lives and really get to know them. I think it has been good for them and GREAT for me. They love to come see me and are completely comfortable in our home.

A wise friend once said to me: We can not control the lives of our adult children. It just doesn't work. But gandchildren are something to look forward to... Enjoy them whenever you get them!

DeadCarp - progress?    Posted 12-27-2002 at 07:18:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speaking of keeping up with the times, do you realize we need a whole new vocabulary nowdays?
Let me give you a comparison - When i was a kid, we'd spend 6 months priming up for 4th of July cuz then we'd go to town to see a Ma & Pa Kettle movie - now they just rent one of hundreds and watch it at home!
But that's not the scary part - the scary part is when i'm watching an ad on TV, they say "Get ET on DVD" and i know exactly what they mean! Okay Lord, show me all the technology ya want, but let me never forget how to braid back a rope! :)

Old Sarge    Posted 12-26-2002 at 19:36:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Be grateful, there isn't any.

Miz Sarge has too much fun spendin money on them. Twelve kids, 2 unmarried and never will be. Twenty five (25) grandkids, 8 Great Grandkids.

BTW I'm 70, Miz Sarge 60.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-26-2002 at 19:12:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, me too. I'm 41. I want my kids to get in grade school first! LOL. I got a late start. They're only 5 and 2.

Ana    Posted 12-27-2002 at 08:58:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grandkids here, but it sure isn't the great joy that I thought it was going to be cause they just aren't raising kids like they used to---they're hyper and mouthy and hard for this old lady to be around---they wear me slick. I expect a law soon that bands all spanking, don't you?

Larry    Posted 12-26-2002 at 20:09:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]

We did just the opposite. I'm 44 and our two boys are 26 and 22. Both born on the same day only four years apart.I always blame it on those long,cold winter nights here in Wisconsin.:-) BTW,we even have grandbabies too. My wife says the apple didn't fall to far from the tree. I wonder what that means?

the pink panther    Posted 12-26-2002 at 20:04:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a 16 year old boy and a 13 year old girl. good kids but as everyone says their at that age! enjoy 5 and 2. i miss those years, and to old to start a new crop. waitin on grand kids.wait........did i say that? never mind

Maggie/TX    Posted 12-26-2002 at 21:23:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a late start on kids, got a daughter 19 and my son is 21 and I'm 53. Thanks to their teenage years, I am a major contributer to the Clairol company and there were some days I felt lucky to remember my own name.

Now they are moved out, my son on his own with his girlfriend and my daughter away at college in her own apartment. I still worry about them, but realize that they have become really neat people in thier own right. (Just please, God, don't let me become a grandmother anytime soon!)

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