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.
These modern day grandmothers have the life that I wanted. They are fashionable, full of life, and youngish to take on the roles that their mothers once had. Yes, the new school grandmother is too crazy, sexy, and cool to be stuck with the day to day grind of having little people around them on a constant basis. I can't say that I blame them because they have all put in their time so grand parenting should feel like a vacation not work.
Being A Grandmother
A new school grandmother checks in when she feels like it and checks out when she feels like it. When she wants to bestow hugs and kisses, she will summon the little people in her life. It just takes a phone call to say hey I have not seen the little people and I would like you to deliver them to me on this date at this time for this many hours or days.