Yesterday was the first day back to work for my sweet daughter-in-law Preciosa, the wife of son #3 and the doting mother of our precious new grandson, G-Man. So it was also the first day of my month-long stint as his live-in "nanny."
The little guy hit the three-month milestone yesterday, causing his parents to remark on the fact that time is absolutely flying, at warp speed. This is a phenomenon of which all parents become much too aware, as they watch the babies they fed and burped and changed grow up in what seems like about three weeks (in hindsight, anyway) and move out to start lives of their own...and then become parents themselves. I read this line somewhere, and it's so very true: when you are raising children, the days are long but the years are short. Exactly! How can it be that sometimes when you're surrounded by cranky toddlers, bedtime can't seem to come soon enough; yet in the blink of an eye, your children have suddenly morphed into marvelously mature 18-year-olds and they're heading off to college?!
But let's not get ahead of ourselves with little G-Man, who's got a few years to go yet before we have to worry about that!
Here are a few pictures of Grammy's little guy, during our first day together. (Papa and Uncle J were here with him, too; so pardon me if I sound a little possessive!)
It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! ;)
In case you're wondering how in the world I got a blog post written already (which you probably aren't, but bear with me), I'm actually up before the baby today, since I arose at the crack of dawn to see my husband off. The poor guy has to go back to work, so he's going to miss out on all the fun around here for the next few days. But that's my guy, always toiling away to make my life easier. The sacrifices he's made over the three decades of our marriage--always putting himself second in order to take such excellent care of his family--are nothing short of heroic, in my book; and I can never adequately thank him for giving me the opportunity to stay at home with my boys when they were growing up. He is my rock and my hero. And it looks like G-Man's daddy is following in his father's footsteps, now that he has his own family to care for and protect.
My blogging output will most likely be a tad spotty for the next few weeks, but at least I'm off to a good start here! And I hope your New Year is off to a good start as well.