Funny how the passage of life seems to be an accumulation of family titles. My ship has dropped anchor at several ports since I first set sail as a "Newborn". "Kid", "Teen", "Adult", "Auntie", "Wife".
"Mother". Been docked here for a while now. And I'm still standing starboard, even though this parenting at times feels like I'm riding the waves out in the wide open sea, in the middle of a hurricane.
Now it seems 2012 is destined to land me in a brand new harbour.
Ahoy, Grandma Bay.
First little grandbaby expected by K&A is due in July.
C&J's will join the clan a few weeks later in August.
We're all absolutely thrilled at the prospect of new babies in our family. They bring so much joy and delight. This Christmas 2012 will certainly be different when we all get together with two babies on the premises! And hopefully with one little'un each, there'll be much less fracas between Alana and Kayleigh.
Despite all the excitement, I must admit I'm still a little reluctant about this whole idea of attaining the "granny" pseudonym.
Maybe, between now and the summer, we'll come up with a more youthful designation!