How often do you see your grandchildren?
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|Sun, 05-19-2013 - 3:25pm|
I'm not new to ivillage but I am a new grandmother! My oldest son and his wife had a baby girl on April 8th! She is beautiful, healthy, just perfect! Only thing is DIL is being difficult as to how often we should get to see the baby. We live 1 hr. and 15 mins. from them. I think since we live that close that a couple of times a month is not too much to expect. We haven't seen her for two weeks now, and their plan was that we wouldn't see her again until two weeks from now, which would make it a month. We were going to go out there today, but it didn't work out for my husband. (They weren't crazy about the idea anyway.) Sounds like we will go next weekend. I suppose they might be thinking, well, they can just wait one more week. Except, that when they come that following weekend, we are going to be really busy (nephew's grad party, FIL's 80th, birthday, I'm helping with food too) and won't have much time to spend with her. So, I hope that they welcome us next weekend. I don't like feeling like I'm intruding. I just think it's asking a little too much for us to only see her once a month. I don't know when we'll see them again after that weekend they come for the party. They have too many blinkin' weddings. And guess who gets to babysit when they go to the weddings??? The other grandma or DIL's sister, because they live in the same town. They're taking the sister with them to some of the weddings that are out of town. I don't get it. I'm new at this, am I being unreasonable??? I just miss my grandbaby terribly! Oh, and she told my other son's girlfriend that her mom only sees the baby like once a week, that's a bunch of bull if I ever heard it! She also said "I have a mom, I don't need another one." WHAT??? I'm not trying to be her mom, I am my son's mom! I am just as much that baby's grandmother as her mom is! I told a friend that she said this and she said she's being very immature. WDYT??