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Thread: Grandparents raising grandchildren

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    To any of you out there who are raising your grandchildren, I just want you to know I admire you, greatly!!!!! I am 47 years old and recently kept a friend's grandchildren she is raising for the night. I was so exhausted when they left! I seriously do not know how a person does this!

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    Well, there are days we don't know how we do it either....ask me, been there, still doing it.

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    I am 47 also and have a 7 year old son. Some days I am not sure I will make it. Luckily I have two older kids who help keep him busy.

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    i am 65 raising 4, and today I took the 13 yr old boy tubing down the creek. I didn't tube, but let him off and then drove a ways down the street and waited for him to drift by. but was very nervous about letting him do it . he is a good swimmer, but you know how it is, he only did it once then found some kids to play with and I was able to sit and look at quilting magazines. You just do things a little different when you get older and raise kids.

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    I know a lady whose friend recently had her first baby. She is 55 and hubby is 63. Now that takes guts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenSimon
    I know a lady whose friend recently had her first baby. She is 55 and hubby is 63. Now that takes guts...
    Nice to know that they still had/have functioning "equipment" :?

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    I don't know how the grandparents do it either. I have some friends who are raising their grandkids and I just try to help them out and yes, I'm tired too when they go home but I just think how tired they are some days and anyway I can help I do.

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    I went to visit a friend today that has a 5 mo old and a 4 year old. I have a 4.5 year old and a 3 year old. I KNOW I'm done having kids, because I about wanted to climb the walls with the little gal, and I'm only 35!!!

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    My best friend who is only a couple years older than me (but got a much earlier start on a family) keeps her GGD while GD (who she raised) works, and is planning on homeschooling her this fall. My grandson is 6 months older than her GGD and I'm exhausted any time I keep him and no way in this world would I attempt homeschooling him...he has the attention span of a gnat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Well, there are days we don't know how we do it either....ask me, been there, still doing it.
    But somehow we do survive. I think it keeps us young.

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