Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day With The Princess

Day #1 is over. Well, it's been over for a couple hours, but I just had the chance to post here now. In fact, I'm writing this post on my iPad because I'm too lazy to go to the computer.

Needless to say I had an amazing day with my infant granddaughter here at my house. I felt terrible for Gorgeous, she returned to her job, so I took photos of the Princess with my cell phone and sent them to her. It's hard to leave that little bundle of cute baby and go to work, but things are what they are these days.

However, the luck is all mine! I get the chance to be with that adorable munchie most of the day and I loved every moment of it. The to-do list, errands, chores and painting can wait for another day. Right now is the most important time of this short period called infancy. Babies are babies for only so long so we need to make the most of it.

My mom stayed at home when we were kids. My grandmother lived with us, but when she wasn't at work she took care of us. Built in babysitting. As both parents work now, grandmothers are in high demand, and many of them are working too. Me, the artist, I'm at home. I never thought I would be so happy to step into this wonderful opportunity. Do you know that in some parts of the world it's not cool to be a young-ish grandma and watch the babies? That's just not cool to me.

Son#1 brought the Princess in the morning. I gave her the bottle, changed her diapers, put her down for a nap and pretty much looked at her in amazement. This infant is my baby's baby! It's like a dream. Where did the time go? How is it possible?

Want to know what the best part about this job is? I get to do it all over again tomorrow!


  1. Sounds like a perfect day! Now get in there and paint!


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