It Has Its Perks

Okay, the kids are in bed fast asleep!

This is going to be a quick post this evening, as I’ve been pretty busy and don’t expect to be up many more hours myself. I am now on Nanny duty for a week, staying at my daughter’s house while she and my son-in-law are away enjoying a vacation.

donating her hair
donating her hair

No big deal, you are probably thinking. But hang on a second, besides being responsible for a seven year-old girl and a five year-old boy, there is Ginger the cat and Nico the golden doodle dog. In addition, Poppy won’t be showing up to help out until Saturday.

ginger and nico
dog eating the cat food again

Ginger is a breeze, and adorable with her new “lion cut”, but Nico is another story. Daily walks, poop-scooping, and simply managing an unbelievably lively and big one year-old pup may be the most challenging part of the deal.

Ah, but it is only for a short time. And it certainly has its rewards. Our girl has always been our angel, being the first grandchild and all. And then there’s our little man. After I read him a bedtime story and tucked him in for the night, I said, “I love you.” Sleepily, he said, “I love you too, Nanny.”

the tooth fairy has been busy

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

first birthday

26 thoughts on “It Has Its Perks

  1. Double duties this week as I am down with my son and daughter-in-law being “on-call” pending the arrival of baby # 2, and have the “job” of looking after my three year old grand-daughter. Such very hard work, reading stories, playing make belief, going to the park together…… πŸ™‚


    1. No, we aren’t “great-grandparents” yet for a while ( hee hee, couldn’t resist ). I found out today that reinforcement, aka Poppy, is coming tomorrow night instead of Saturday. Yippee!


  2. Jennifer, your granddaughter looks exactly like Denise…and you of course, as she is the spit of her mama too!! Love reading your blog.


    1. Thanks, Kath. πŸ™‚ A few years back, my granddaughter asked her mom why she had such a young By the time my son has kids, though (which someday he says he wants), I’ll probably be the more typical “old granny”.


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