Weekend at Grandma’s

Christmas glitter,  In my hair,

On the chair,  Everywhere.

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Cookie crumbs and icing blobs

on the floor  sweep some more.

Socks and mittens gone astray

Boots and gym shoes in the way.

Towels and wash cloths in the bath

Band aids for the aftermath.

Family room trashed; no one to blame

Pillows and tablets and video games

Gallons of milk and snacks devoured

Exhaustion creeps in after every hour.

Swim at the Y and bicycle rides

Climb to the haymow;  explore outside.

Check the ice on the pond;  Be Careful I shout-

I don’t really wish to fish you both out!

Pizza for dinner.  View Christmas Lights.

Grandma is smiling.  Time for goodnights!

Snuggle together

Hugs and Kisses.

After they’re gone, that’s what Grandma misses.

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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29 Responses to Weekend at Grandma’s

  1. Wonderful writing, Ruth. It’s so wonderful to have time with grandchildren. We finally figured out FaceTime (a week ago), and I can see our granddaughter in Texas that way. But glitter and icing blobs in person are so much better! 🙂


  2. Sorry I have been AWOL. I’m blogging again, with two new blogs. One for photography and one for genealogy!


  3. Reblogged this on MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts and commented:
    This is what a Grandma feels …said so well by retiredruth…


  4. the best of times…and yes, she is a real doll…
    your poem was perfect in describing what a Grandma feels …
    Isn’t it great we have had this experience!


  5. Lovely! It sounds like a great weekend. I miss having really little ones around, but we get to enjoy it again when our neice and nephews come to stay.


  6. I really loved that! I think I have some time before a get my grandkids but I’m so excited I bought a pop up book yesterday for the grandkids I don’t even have yet.


  7. Poignant and soooo true! My mother used to say, “Be careful what you wish for,”as I commented over the toys all over the floor, the hectic pace of keeping up with a wee one. What I would give to have the beautiful disorder of a child, back in my daily life! It is way too quiet without a child about. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.


  8. Caddo says:

    Oh wow, this is so wonderful, Ruth! What an adorable little pixie she is! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo


  9. Karen says:

    As one grandma to another, my thoughts exactly (but you do better poetry). I miss all the festive laughter, talks at the big table and the love that fills this house. It is almost too quiet right now. 🙂


  10. grandmalin says:

    Perfectly delightful!


  11. LB says:

    Excellent!! You make me want to be one someday!


  12. cyclingrandma says:

    Yes- it’s chaos when they’re here and way too quiet when they leave. Lucky you to get them overnight– we ‘re waiting for that!


  13. Luanne says:

    Aw . . . .


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