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Offline Lillycache

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Feeling a little blue today
« on: June 15, 2012, 07:49:02 AM »
Today is my youngest grandson's 2nd birthday.  Knowing DIL and her FOO, there will be a big party this weekend. Of course I have not heard a word about it and DS hasn't called since Memorial Day.  I suppose it's better to not know.  He's a cutie though... a beautiful brown eyed blonde!

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 07:55:52 AM »
Gotta love those grandbabies!
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 12:20:15 PM »
Oh, LC, he is the perfect age for a boy friend for my 20 month old gd.  Hope you do get to see him.  If not, go buy you a big old bottle of bubbles and have fun blowing bubbles.

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 02:32:17 PM »
I feel ya, LA!  It does hurt but go ahead and get that bottle of... ah.. er....bubbles, yeah, bubbles;)

Seriously!  Go do something fun for you.  I joneses for my grands too and miss everything with them these days.  On the next missed birthday, i plan on going to the children's hospital and giving gifts away to the kids stuck there.....

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 08:21:24 PM »
Thinking of you, LC and sending love...
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I'll try again tomorrow." -- Mary Ann Radmacher

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 04:16:03 AM »
Duh, I got my bubbles all mixed up.  Hope you had some of both kind. 

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 05:52:20 AM »
Here's the thing.... I did NOT send a card or a gift.  I told my DS that I refused to be just a "present in the mail" grandma.  I don't want my Grandkids to expect a gift in the mail for each event from a nameless, faceless entity.  If DS does not make arrangements to bring the kids to me... no gift.  Perhaps this is wrong  but the first Christmas that I was denied my grandkids, I sent a HUGE package with 4 gifts each.  My Christmas was listening to the kids unwrap them over the phone.  Just rustling and ripping paper, and a wow... and thanks.  It hurt my heart.  No little faces to watch... no seeing the kids play with their gifts and enjoy.  I will not settle for that.  I love the idea of bringing the gifts to a Children's hospital.  I will look into that.

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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 06:20:32 AM »
One of the other things many of us have been doing Lilly, is opening savings accounts and depositing what I would have spent on the Birthday/Holiday into it.  I figure it's not my GC fault what their parents are doing, so maybe someday they will come looking for me.  If so, then I will be able to help them with something with the money and they will know they were thought of each and every day.  If not, then I will have a nice little nest egg to do something for myself.
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Re: Feeling a little blue today
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 07:39:33 AM »
My son did something I thought was nice.  Before my older GS got into LEGOS... he was into Thomas the Tank Engine.  My son called me yesterday and said that they got out all the Thomas stuff... cleaned it up and wrapped it up and gave it to him. So he said that I already have given him a gift that he LOVES..  Now at least I know that I can buy him Thomas stuff in the future.  I do know that they are burried in toys of all kinds, so taking an old toy out of the attic and recycling it was a good idea, especially for a 2 year old who doesn't know the difference.