I love my kids but fell in love with the grandkids! Grandkids are the best! I have none of the responsibility or hard decisions! Just all the love and good stuff! Everything you miss when your busy being a parent you get to enjoy as a grandparent! Gramma is the best job in the world!
While parents worry about paying their bills, getting kids to appointments and making sure they go to school, I get to take my teens to Sephora for shopping trips. I get to take lazy lunches with them and let the littles have Ice cream for dinner and Pizza for dessert! I can say YES to hair chalk colors and black nail polish (at least at my house). Fake piercings and too much hairspray are ok too! (I dont allow anything permanent). I get to say YES to electric Guitars and scary movies! Staying up late and midnight cookie bakes are all part of the norm around here!
I also get long talks about their lives! I hear about crushes and heart breaks. Wins and not so great days. Im good for hugs and fast food to heal a broken heart. I hear about when they are having a tough day and I get the tough questions. Here when there is a grandkid in the house they KNOW that while they are here that they are the MOST important person in my world. My job can wait and everything else is on hold.
I think your BEST parenting comes when you’re a gramma. If I had this level of skill when my kids where small they would all be uber successful millionaires right now! (Ok at least super successful at life) You gain alot of perspective watching your kids raise your grandkids. You see your mistakes come back to haunt you. Its not always fun to see, but you know at the end of the day YOU can make a HUGE difference in the life of your grandkids! That makes you a better person. Your grandkids are your chance to make the world a little bit of a better place. Gramma is the best job you will ever have!