But sometimes we get to have the gc at our house or theirs like the last few days and had the constant care (they are 4 and 9 months.) Although we are exhausted after the visit, when they leave, I miss the hugs and giggles and stories and play all so much it takes a while for me to get used to their being gone. It's almost like they are our own children for that brief time (of course the older one, esp., miss their p's and we have them talk on the phone, etc.....not trying to replace the p's!) DH loves them dearly but isn't such a sentimental fool and can go on w life more easily when they are gone.)
I know when we raised our kids I loved them dearly but had to work outside the house at the same time. Of course, when they left for college, I cried after they left but did adjust of course. (Yes, very sentimental!) With the gc, we just put everything on hold and concentrate on them. I was going to go exercise class this evening after they left, but took such a long nap and missed the class.....
I know I need to get out more and get more friends and activities so that the gc aren't the loves of my life to such an extent.....anyone else miss the gc so much when they are gone? (My dil is difficult at times but loves it when she can do things w/o the children and ds appreciates the time off also.....so I know we are blessed.)
So....any other too attached gmas out there? (We don't call them or their parents often, Skype, drop in on them, email, shower w gifts, any of the "too much" things; just see them once or twice a month when they ask; live 2 hrs. away so don't do the over-gp thing.)
Okay, about over the cry spell now.....I do know I need to plan some fun or busy activity to do when they leave so that my world isn't consumed w them (I'm retired and do need more activities and am fortunate to have a dh.)
Any other sentimental gp's out there?!