Big Oompas, little Oompas, Oompas Oompas everywhere!
I love it!
It was very late when I arrived at my grand babies house and although Little Zack was awake, he was very sleepy and grumpy. He stayed up late and sadly was still asleep the next morning when we left for the airport so I didn't get to really bond with him or even get a picture. Needless to say I feel very disappointed when ever I think about it, but then the three little guys that came back with their mother and me quickly fill the void.
Its been years since I had little ones in the house. I had forgotten how fun it could be, and how exhausting!
Just a few discoveries I have made during the past few days:
* There are muscles that you never use until you become a grandparent. These muscles are located in the neck, back and arms (for hugging and holding). If you don't stretch them out first before taking on the full time job of grand parenting you will HURT!
* The average 18 month old child has an arm span of 36 inches. They have the reach of 60 inches. Don't ask me how, they just do. If they can see it, they can get it. And remember, just because YOU can't see it doesn't mean THEY can't see it.
* Baby food and formula still tastes nasty.
* The easiest way to get a child to do something is to tell them 'NO!' (Oh wait, I already knew that one.)
* Don't be fooled by the size, baby turds may be small but only because they are concentrated. If anything they stink worse than big people turds.
* Baby proofing often results in grandma proofing. About the only one who slows down at the baby gates is me. The little Oompas can get over them easier than I can.
* If it can fall, spill, break, tear, mark or stain, consider it done. After all, grand babies may be precious but they are still just children and bound by the Kids Code of Opportunity.
* Just because they have a limited vocabulary doesn't indicate that a grand Oompa doesn't have the ability to plan and scheme.
* There is no such thing as too much giggles and smiles.