Friday, October 21, 2005

Transitions

Our granddaughter, Sarah. First year in middle school, look out! Do I want to be a tomboy and play football with my brother? Do I want to go to the dance? Am I too old to dress up for Hallowe'en?
After 5th grade last spring, she was nervous about starting middle school, but by the end of summer, she was ready! The first week she signed up for cross-country track, and to play the trombone in the band. (Seems like someone else ran cross-country and played the trombone...who was it...Oh yeah! Granpa Buddy!) She played soccer the last two years, and is thinking about basketball. She likes to read, and does not really care for math. She likes to talk on the phone and hang out with her friends. She LOVES to go shopping with Aunt Carrie, preferably at the mall, but since the closest one is an hour away, she will settle for whatever our little town has to offer.

Sarah is the big sister to all the other grandkids, just remember they are all watching you to see what you get by with, and taking notes.

Here's some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament. - kermit the frog

4 comments:

jellyhead said...

Susan,

You must be very proud of your lovely and happy-looking grand-daughter. I always think that being a grandmother would be a new delight - spending special time with the grandkids, but then handing the kids back at the end of the day, and sleeping at night without keeping an ear out for nightmares, toiletting problems, earaches etc! Is it like that?

susan said...

Jellyhead,
It is definitely like that! A much different attitude altogether, laid back, sure you can do that, you can eat that, we can go there, yes, yes, yes, instead of no we don't have time, or no it will spoil your supper, etc. All the sayings are true, like the one - if I knew how much fun grandkids are, I would have had them first!
Susan

Seeing Anew said...

Awww I remember that inbetween stage! So wonderful that she can be both -- the little princess and the tomboy. I hope she takes at least that freedom with her right into adulthood.

Alice said...

Definitely agree on the grandchildren attitude. They are a special joy, and a source of wonder knowing that a grandchild is the child of your child. It's like being given a 2nd chance to be a parent yet without the ultimate responsibilities.