We Are A Grandmother

5 Dec

Glory Boy, proving that children have their uses: providing us with more children; the kind we can spoil, give back, and let get away with all the things we forbade their parents to do.

The post title: I think Margaret Thatcher was misunderstood in this instance. My bet is that in her excitement, she meant to say either, ‘We are grandparents’ or, ‘I am a grandmother’ but got the two muddled up and ended up using the Royal ‘We’.

Becoming a grandparent is rather like being royal, after all: someone else does the behind the scenes work; we just have to show up and be applauded.

Here’s my beautiful new grandson: now let the applause begin.

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17 Responses to “We Are A Grandmother”

  1. Janie Jones December 5, 2016 at 13:37 #

    You sly thing. How is it there was no lead up to this big event?!? Congratulations to all! What a marvelous Christmas present. When exactly was he born? Today is my birthday, so I’m just a little curious to see whether we share….

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  2. judyt54 December 5, 2016 at 13:44 #

    oh, how wonderful. A whole new generation to practice on, to spoil, to love. I envy you the journey.

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  3. Al December 5, 2016 at 13:49 #

    You life has just begun! Can’t tell you how happy I am for you both. If you need any advice on how to spoil a grandchild (which I seriously doubt) contact me, I wrote a manual that you are welcome to have at no cost.

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  4. Ron. December 5, 2016 at 14:13 #

    My Beloved Sandra became a Great-Grandmother for the first time. Congratulations, TB!!

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  5. Confuzzled Bev December 5, 2016 at 14:50 #

    Applause, applause!
    What a lovely Christmas present!

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  6. patrecia upton December 5, 2016 at 15:12 #

    wow..you are too young!  Well done Mr and Mrs Glory Boy and Congratulations to the young grandparents  

    Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 at 2:27 PM

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  7. slpmartin December 5, 2016 at 17:12 #

    Congrats! A new writer enters the world.

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  8. Home's Cool! December 5, 2016 at 17:50 #

    I believe the quote actually is: Grandchildren are the reward you get for not killing your children.” Right? ūüėČ
    Great going, Tilly. ‚̧ this, a lot!

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  9. Barb December 5, 2016 at 21:14 #

    Congratulations to all! I am standing in your shoes – I just got a new grandson too!

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  10. sharechair December 5, 2016 at 21:18 #

    Congratulations!!! So wonderful. My children have yet to produce offspring ….. I’ll let you lead the way, and I’ll take notes!

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  11. Sarah December 5, 2016 at 21:47 #

    Loverly!
    I have no grandchildren on the horizon, but my sister, (6.5 years younger) than me has grandchildren: twins, both boys, conceived rather unexpectedly! When I recently went to visit I was introduced as Great Aunt Sarah>
    Or Gas, for short.

    Harrumph

    Have you decided what you’d like to be called?
    Granny Tilly?

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  12. Rorybore December 6, 2016 at 01:27 #

    What a lovely and precious gift to receive this time of year!! Wonderful, wonderful news and congrats!! I trust that mom and babe … and new dad too, are all doing well. ūüôā

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  13. laurieanichols December 6, 2016 at 23:24 #

    Oh My Goodness! He is precious! Congratulations Tilly dearest you will the best grandmother Tilly ever!! Xxoo

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  14. beeblu December 7, 2016 at 11:27 #

    Aww, how wonderful! Congrats ūüėĄ

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  15. SchmidleysScribblins December 7, 2016 at 21:13 #

    Clap, clap. clap. And just how did you do this?

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  16. Elaine - I used to be indecisive December 9, 2016 at 16:19 #

    Much applause from here… You kept that one very quiet! Well done to Glory Boy/Rarity Boy and congratulations to all.

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  17. Bridgesburning Chris December 12, 2016 at 21:26 #

    APPLAUSE APPLAUSE! , Nothing better in the whole world!

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