Becoming a grandmother is a wonderful thing if you are ready for it and even if you are not ready to be bestowed with the title. As a grandmother I found out that the job is harder than I imaged. The little people are challenging and competitive and the adult children are more troublesome now than when you raised them yourself. This is a learning lesson that most mothers learn at some point in their life time and its heartwarming and informative for grandmother’s to be. In these pages you can share my journey of the ups and downs of a grandmother and maybe if you are having these same issues you will feel better knowing that we all belong to a club and get the same pouts when we say no to something and use the same psychology when it’s time for bed.
J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. Enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She had a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action. In addition to writing she runs a blog called Janice's Take On It at www.janiceelliotthoward.com. Her newest project is a podcast called "Thoughts in the Car" that can be found at soundcloud.com/jyhoward or in the iTunes store.
Often times when we as parents get tired of the bull that our adult kids exhibit, we have a bad habit of blaming it on the little people in our lives. We need to be steadfast and conscience of the fact that the little people don't ask to be here and cannot pick who becomes their parents. The one thing that I have learned as a grandmother is that you can't shun the grandchildren because your children turn out to be rotten nurturers.
Being A Grandmother
The father and step-mother knew the routine, they were furious with Marabelle’s behavior. The two sat her down to have a discussion that just made Marabelle even more rebellious. Yes, she was that rebellious kid growing up in their household but at that time of course, they had more control over it. Now that she is an adult with children, the father and step-mother feel like their power over Marabelle is limited. The father tried his best to make the children feel welcome in the home. It was a hard task because Marabelle made them so angry that the couple nearly took out their frustrations on the grandchildren.