Sunday, February 3, 2008

Everyone Needs a Ga Ga!

With the both of us sick and more than slightly miserable, Andrew and I have struggled with parenting this past week. Well, maybe this past month, who knows? Andrew's issues actually turned out to be a severe sinus infection that was blocked up under his eye sockets and causing what he described as the most painful headache of his life. He went to the doctor on Thursday and got loaded up on meds. Of course, I've been a mess too and not feeling well.



So where does that leave Maggie? With tag team parenting that was sketchy at best. We played the game of who feels worst and who was able to do things like bathtime and stories. Most of all, we relied on the help of my mom.



I've been told by many people that they don't have what we have. They don't have this amazing relationship with their mother. Or the relationship between the grandmother and grandchild. Because, let me tell you, it is complete and utter adoration. These two are so very close. Maggie has her own room at Ga Ga's!! Compound that love with that of Mom Mom too, we have one spoiled little Munch!



Twice this week, we called on my mom in sheer misery to take Maggie for a little while. Without even a second thought or a complaint, Mom took Maggie. And I was able to sleep, rest and get better. Which I am, slowly. I have more of a voice then I've had in days.



And the thing is? If I need her another time, I know she will be there. I know that she does it purely out of love for me, Andrew, and sweet little Maggie. She loves this little girl so much. And we couldn't be more lucky than to have her in our lives. Maggie loves her Ga Ga!!

13 comments:

Leayellowrose said...

hey Jenny...
Julian's mom here... Was sent here from Allie's site.
Lots of hugs to you and maggie
Mimi

Kat in Texas said...

What a lucky little girl AND a lucky Ga Ga! I'm sure they're quite a team, those two!

So sorry you guys have had more than your share of the yuckies this month. FEEL BETTER SOON!!!

Kelly said...

I can totally relate! My mom watches our 2 1/2 year old 2 days a week...and if for some reason she doesn't get to see her she goes into withdrawls almost and will ask us to please let her take her for the day. She is also willing to keep her overnight on the weekends every once in awhile to give us a little break here and there. We are so blessed!

Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better and that little Maggie is having fun with her Ga Ga!

Tracey R. said...

raising hand. waving. one of those people who envy you (and have told you many times!) :)

Sorry you guys are having such a rough time health-wise. :(

Shannon said...

I know how grateful you feel. We live beside Nonna and Nonno. (yes we are Raymond, but that is a different post) If it wasn't for them and my parents who are only 15 mins away we could not have the life we have.

I have a full time career and so does hubby, with Tino needing extra appointments for physio and doctors for medical issues. I often feel stretched beyond my parenting capacity.

We do have other sitters that the kids enjoy but they LOVE their Nonno and Nonna and Neena and Papa.

I try to return the favor for my sister and friends who are not as fortunate.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lisa said...

I so know what you mean. We have a Ga ga, but our kids call her Eta (short for abuelita). She is a saint as far as I'm concerned and the kids LOVE her. And so do I.

Ga ga's and Eta's rule the world.

Karen a.k.a Mamacita said...

You are so lucky that you have GA GAS who live close enough to help you like that. You are so lucky and I am so jealous.
Hope you get over all your sickness. We went thru that over December and January.

Cookie's Mommy said...

It's nice, isin't it? My mom is the same way. I wish I had been that close to my Grandma! Feel better soon!

Mimi said...

You are very lucky....my mother passed away when I was 16 so when I was raising my children it was just US....either we did it or it didn't get done....I think that is why I would take my two granddaughters at any time no matter what....I would even cancel something if need be....and I believe the love between a child and their grandparents is something....they call me Mimi....love it......

Elle said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Sending healhty vibes to you and your hubby.

The Carstens Clan said...

I can also relate! Hubby and daughter have been sick on and off for weeks! I have had minor symptoms but nothing that has knocked me out. Knock on wood! I don't know how we would it without our friends and family!

LaDeeda Photography said...

Hope you guys get better real soon! I met your mom at the LTN walk in Plano (was it Oct. of 05?). She came up to my husband, son and I and was so sweet and kind. In those 10 or so minutes she made such an impression with me that has stuck. So, when I read your latest blog I had to comment on that memory and the kindness that she radiates (even to strangers :) I am so glad you girls have each other!

I'm still ready and able to help with any HFC matters here in SA. I would be ecstatic to help out!

Rachel said...

I hope you all get better and stay better!