Raising the Grandbabbies

grandchild - my grandson
United States
November 24, 2010 8:50pm CST
My wife and I are down to the last two of five children at home. Well we were.Now we have our two children and two grandchildren.My son fell on hard times lost his job then lost his house.Had no place for the children so we took them in not a problem.But it seems as though him and his wife have decided to let us raise the children and they will go on parting it up. I love my grandchildren but I'm having a hard time raising them.I would like to do some things you can not do with little kids.am i being selfish?
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5 responses
• United States
25 Nov 10
I don't think you are being selfish. Especially if they are just out partying it up. Grandkids were meant for us to enjoy not raise. If your kids really needed you to raise them it would not be asecond thought for you I don't think. But is sounds more like you are frustrated because they are not being responsible in the situation.
• United States
25 Nov 10
you hit it right on the head. thanks for the input
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• Philippines
25 Nov 10
No you're not being selfish. There are things you need to do for yourself. That's why i'm making the most out of my life while being not married. I have a girlfriend but she is very understanding about it.
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• Philippines
25 Nov 10
No you're not being selfish. There are things you need to do for yourself. That's why i'm making the most out of my life while being not married. I have a girlfriend but she is very understanding about it.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
I guess I shouldn't be chiming in on this discussion...as I do NOT yet, have any grandchildren, so not qualified to answer! So, my part in answer to your discussion would be to say...."give credit--where credit is due,"....both you, and your dear wife should be honored and revered for being the home, the source of love for these darling children, whom I am sure would not wish to add more challenges to your life...if they had a choice. I truly HOPE...that what I am seeing in your discussion is a TYPO...and you didn't mean to type "partying" it up...and if that is what was meant to be there...I am so thankful for your "grandbabies" that they have the love and grounding of their grandparents. As challenging of some of this may seem....in your heart, you know that they are loved, fed well, you know where they are..and that they are safe! If I could send you a rainbow....and a star, (both of you) I would! I was raised a Ward of the Courts...and never knew where I would be the next night....YOU/YOUR wife are NOT being selfish....FARTHEST think from it. Cheers!
• Philippines
25 Nov 10
No you're not being selfish. There are things you need to do for yourself. That's why i'm making the most out of my life while being not married. I have a girlfriend but she is very understanding about it.