Grandmother At 43I just became a Grandma (Meemah) of two last year at age 43. My daughter had a girl in April and my son's wife had a girl in August. Wow has my life changed! I've always wanted to be front and center as a Grandma because my kids didn't grow up with Grandparents. BUT - I am also in the prime of my life. I made a career change the same year this all happened. I love being a Grandma and I love those babies with all my heart. I am just having a hard time keeping my personal goals because some weeks I spend a lot of time with the babies. For example this week I volunteered to watch my Granddaughter from Monday afternoon till Saturday morning because my Daughter's babysitter is on vacation. Yikes! at a year old she is into everything -boy I am exhausted and can't get much done.
Anyway - does anyone have any ideas on how to set boundaries or limits on babysitting? How often do you watch your Grandbabies? I must admit I have a hard time saying no - because they are so dang cute! BUT I have a life too and want to create a healthy balance.