The Ramblings of a Former Caregiver
16 Wow, what a handsome young man.
Yep. The time they are small goes by so fast! I am so proud of him and how far he has come in the 5 years he has lived with us!
A nice celebration! And how fun that he wore the hat. :-)
He is a typical teenager when it comes to this. He hates having his picture taken and with a silly hat on he dislikes it a bit more. But he did it for his granny
The hat cracks me up! :-)BTW, I responded to your comment about the commercial. Of course your opinion is welcome. You're civil about it, unlike some other person who came along telling me I'm all that's wrong with this country. *eye roll*
Thanks for visiting. And thanks for replying to my comments. I think it is OKAY for people to not all think alike. But I don't think it is okay to call those who disagree racists and bigots. I disagreed and I am neither.
We have 16-year-olds in common! Cheers to him . . . and you too.
Thank you Gram! I noticed that you have a 16 year old at your house too!
What a wonderful grandson. You are one lucky grandmother. But he is even luckier to have you in his life. With such a great role model, he will turn into one fabulous man - and you can take pride in that fact. Most grandparents are just "visitors" in their grandchildren's lives. You are so much more than that.
People keep telling me that. And I keep telling them that I raised his father too and that didn't work out so good! But thank you anyway
Paula, I firmly believe that raising children is like walking through a mine field. Some of us make it through A-OK and some of us don't. Some kids - no matter how great the upbringing, the love, the benefits, find their way to a bad element and blow up. Some kids who have little, manage to come through fine and become responsible citizens - take a look at Dr. Ben Carson. The balance can be tilted by how many mines there are in the mine field. How children are raised effect the number of mines there are and how they manage their way passed them. Still some go wrong. Don't beat yourself up. It isn't ALL about the parents. Hopefully your grandson will be influenced positively to see how life should be lived by your example - and learn from the mistakes of his parents.
That is an excellent way to look at it. My youngest son always tells me no to blame myself. He says' you raised him and me the exact same way, and I am okay" And he's right. But it is really hard not to try to second guess yourself and blame yourself. Thanks for the support
I loved seeing the pictures on Instagram. Happy Birthday Darian!
He is not really good at letting us take pictures of him so these we some lucky shots
I love to hear what you might think. Leave me a comment. I guarantee though that I will delete your comment if you are just here to cause trouble. So tread lightly!