Will you help to take care of your grandchildren?

@youless (84923)
Guangzhou, China
August 16, 2007 9:40am CST
I have to thank for my mom and mother-in-law because they have done a lot for us to take care of my child. After being a mom, I realized it is never an easy job to take care of a baby. I appreciate my family's help. If one day my child has his children, I would like to help them as much as I can. We are Chinese and we pay attention to the family.
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• Philippines
29 May 08
yes i will be glad to take care of my grandchildren someday..my mama and my mother-in-law had took care of my daughter many times when i have to do so much things and i couldn't take care of her for the day..
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
29 May 08
Keep this good tradition
• United States
28 May 08
My mom has been my life line so many times. I can't express my true gratitude for all the help she has given me with raising my kids. Even now that she lives an hour away, she will take one at a time for a week or so. Or she'll take all four for a weekend. It is so wonderful to have her as such an active part in my children's lives. My fiance's parents also help us out. They sit for us here and there, and have taken 1 or 2 over night. It is truly a blessing. So you bet I will be as active as possible when its time for me to be a grandmother. I see the joy in our parents faces when they are with our children, I definitely want a piece of that when it is my turn. I would even go as far to say that I would raise my grandkids for my children if the need ever arose. My grandchildren will be just as much a part of me as my children are, therefore just as much my responsibility to ensure their future. ~Peace and blessings!
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
29 May 08
Since you have nice parents who help to take care of their grandchildren, and you will keep this great tradition to your grandchildren, too.
• United States
21 Jan 08
I watch my grandchildren all the time. My daughter is a single mother and a good mom too. I wouldnt trust anyone much to watch them. I didnt have babysitters for my kids much because you just dont know. I also have my 7 yr old at home and we dont leave her with any of his family or many of mine. My hubby gets upset when I watch my grandchildren. He feels like I do it to much even when I dont. I feel its my choice if I want to watch them or not. My kids and grandkids are very important to me.I love my hubby but sometimes he is a control freak and wants all my time for him.
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jan 08
You are a great grandparent. We don't have babysitters as we can't trust them. There are some negative news about them, so we never want to hire one.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
20 Jan 08
Hello dear youless. Yeah, I quite agree with you that this seems to be the tradition of us Chinese, which is part of Chinese culture. It is the same with my parents and parents-in-law when my son was small and needed their help sometimes though not always because we three live together, not in the same house with them. I think that my wife and I will also take care of son's child, our grandchild when we have one some day in more than ten years. This tradition will be just passed on and on and we are happy for it.
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jan 08
Since you treat your parents well, and I am sure your son will do the same:)
@teek459 (44)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I love helping take care of my grandchildren. In May I traveled 500 miles to help out my daughter with her baby.
@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Aug 07
You are a very nice grand parent:)
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
17 Aug 07
yes i will...just like my mum she used to watch over with my kid from the day that i gave birth till our last stay in manila... and i will do that to my grandchildren if ever... coz being a mother is not an easy task...
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Aug 07
You are absolutely right, it is really not easy to be a mom.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
17 Aug 07
That would all depend on whether they would need my help in taking care of their children. Sure I wouldn't mind helping out as family is always important to me. I would hope they be responsible for their own children, and when the need arises, I will help out when I can.
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Aug 07
Thanks for your reply.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Hi youless! That is a very nice family you have there! As for me, I would love to take care of my grandchildren. I simply love having children around me and they somehow exudes this kind of happiness and innocence that somehow greatly affect me so positively. Have a nice day and take care!
@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Aug 07
You are very nice, thanks for your response:)
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Hey yl, I will be so greatful when my son finally gives me a grandchild-I used to pick w/ him & say if you get a girl pregnant don't worry about it I'll take care of the baby :hehe: +'s |:)
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Aug 07
It sounds nice:)
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
16 Aug 07
Well, I wouldn't trust either my parents or my husband's parents (even if they did live where I do) to take care of my child, because they all have histories of child abuse. However, if my son ever had children, I would hope that he would let me help take care of them! I know a lot of parents who let their children spend time with their grandparents, and I think it's great for the kids, the grandparents, and the parents! I just wish I had that option myself.
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@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Aug 07
You are a very nice mom. I am sure your son will appreciate to your help:)
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