Sadly for me, after 2 1/2 months of being a hands-on grandmother, I had to say goodbye to my sweet little Euna. I miss her and my grandsons, maybe even more than I miss my own children. Is that wrong? I think it's because, now that my children are older, they no longer need me in the same capacity as before. With my grandchildren I felt like I was instrumental in their day, that I had something more important to offer than just company. My kids no longer look to me as a teacher and lets face it, there are only so many times that you can steal a person's nose before they get on to you. When your children grow beyond the need of 'mommy magic', then it is time to incorporate 'grandmother magic'. I thrive on it, but am removed from all right now.
That is okay though, because I am, as I am so fond of stating, exactly where I need to be at this very moment. Its time to work a little 'daughter magic' for my mother now.
I wonder if she remembers the 'I've got your nose' trick?