Grandmama & Papa (aka, my parents) took Lydia and my niece Nora on a little trip to (don’t laugh) Dollywood. My mom had free tickets, ok? And after looking at her 186 photos, I have decided that being a grandparent is better than being a parent.
Reason #1. You can drive all day long with two kids in the car and instead of putting them right to bed, just let them stay up for awhile. In fact, you can take them on a little ride through the hotel on a luggage cart.
Then, when you do lay them down, if they want to get up and talk to you while they are in their crib, that’s fine, too. (Notice the time stamp, please. That’s PM folks.)
Reason #2. If your granddaughter doesn’t want to eat say carrots, peas or corn for dinner, you can let her eat ice cream and gummy bears.
Reason #3. You can let yor granddaughters ride the kiddie rids alone. And seatbelts…who needs ’em?!
Reason #4. Jumping on the bed without scolding or worrying.
Reason #5. Buying bags of candy with absolute zero guilt.
Reason #6. When you ask your granddaughters if they are ready to go home and see Mommy & Daddy, they give you blank stares and/or start screaming, “Noooooo!”