I Am a Proud Grandpa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 9 People

    In Which The Little Girl Teaches Me The Lesson I Just Taught Her

    I was playing with the little girl in the yard. We were trying to jump up and touch the leaves on the tree, just out of reach. She was jumping straight-legged, with her arms outstretched the whole time. I begin the lesson, demonstrating with my body: 'OK, before you jump - bend...
    twinkle7 twinkle7
    51-55, M
    Apr 15, 2011

    I love my grandson. He likes me.

    He won't call me "grandpa" so he doesn't call me anything. Kids.
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad
    66-70, M
    May 19, 2015

    The Loudest Little Girl

    With this one - you hear her before you see her. She is five-years-old and in kindergarten. Speaking in a normal tone of voice seems beyond her. She feels deeply and presents loudly. I told her that you do not have to say every word that pops in your head and she told me 'I don't...
    twinkle7 twinkle7
    51-55, M
    Dec 23, 2010

    Nana's Slow Child

    I am overwhelmed by the inter-family dynamics of being a step-grandfather. The little girl calls me by my first name. I leave 'Grandpa' to her remaining biological grandfather. She lives in a house with her mother, as I live in a house next door with her grandmother. In her...
    twinkle7 twinkle7
    51-55, M
    Nov 30, 2011
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