Would just move in.

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
August 4, 2011 5:43am CST
I have had the joy & pleasure of keeping my grandson alot this summer & boy have we had fun. He is the sweetest little boy i know. He is so kind & considerate of me & my limitations. Helps me do everything he can & i really appreciate him being that way by me. Only negative thing that has happened he has completely burned me out on macaroni & cheese, lol. We were sitting at the table tues. having one of our good converations & he said out of the clear blue, bobo, if u had a wii & a x-box i would just move in.I thought that was so funny because we wern't discussing anything like that. I'm not going to go out & buy the two things because i imagine his parents would have something to say about that, don't u?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Aww, that is sweet and you must be some grandmother for him to have fun enough without his games and that if only you had those games, he'd be satisfied living with you..
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Thanks for responding. I work hard at being a fun grandmaw, lol.
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• United States
4 Aug 11
I know, I work hard to be a good mom...:D
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Good for u. It's a shame that all parents don't do that.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
4 Aug 11
lol, yes I do believe that most young people would live with their grandparents if they could. We have much more time for them and do more with them because we realize just how quickly they grow up and go out on their own. I have one of my grandchildren living with me. I do have more that would love to live with me but their mom won't let them.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Good morning & thank u for ur response. I sure would have lived w/mine if i had been allowed to.U are blessed to have one living w/u & i'm sure the child is to. I really don't think he'd move in if they would let him. My son & dil are very good parents & i'm sooooo thankful they are.
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• United States
4 Aug 11
Oh yes, when parents are good ones feel the child is blessed because so many are not good parents. My daughter is alright as a parent she just has so many children to care for. DT was doing badly in school for the past 3 months his grades dropped from being an honor student to below that so he came to be here so he can go to the school he is use to going to. It's hard on kids when they are uprooted and have to go to a new school in the last few months of school. They are behind the others and that can hurt them.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I am so glad he is there w/u. It's good for both of u. I would have lived w/my grands if my parents would have let me. They were very special to me. I hope DT can get back on the good track he was on. He is very blessed to have u. Happy weekend to y'all.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Aren't they just the love of our lives? My little granddaughter said when she grows up she is buying the house across the street so when she has kids I can come and see them anytime I want! LOL..like yours she is just so thoughtful! I know about the mac and cheese thing too...too much of a good thing?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Aug 11
thanks for responding. Ryan is certainly the love of my life. Sounds like u & your sweet grandaughter have a great relationship to , i'm glad.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Try putting frozen broccoli or peas in the mac and cheese, it does help. I think it is great for him to spend time with you and not be around the electronics so much. I know you like to do things with him, and I am sure he lights up your days.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
good morning GG, I don't think that would work w/ryan.lol . i DO TRY TO DO THINGS W/RYAN THAT GETS HIM AWAY FROM ALL THE ELECTRONICS HE HAS AT HIS HOUSE. I let him play out in the rsin yesterday & he had a blast.I hope he is making memories here that he will never forget.
@celticeagle (119115)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 11
But, if they knew the rest of the deal they might just go for it. LoL. I wish I could say my grandson was as sweet and helpful as yours but I can't. He has been a real brat lately. I was very disappointed in him. We went to get groceries. GOt him a toy. WOuld he help bring in the groceries. No!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I guess they all go through bratty stages, adults do to, lol.He could have been alot of help to u. Shame on him for not helping u.
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@celticeagle (119115)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 11
What a little putz!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
They can be that to but we still love the little putzes, lol.
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
6 Aug 11
really cute comment from Ryan and reminds me of my own childhood when I was so blessed having my Grandma living in the same house so it meant only go upstairs when I wanted to see her what I did often.My mother was jealous for sure. LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Thanks for responding. That little boy is the light in my life. Like u i was close w/my grandmother & wanted the same for ryan & i.
• Lippstadt, Germany
6 Aug 11
thats so touching and I hope the two of you will still be close later when he is a teen and young adult as I was with my Grandma.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Aug 11
Thanks, i hope so to.Happy sunday to u.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
4 Aug 11
OMG how cute is he. That is too funny and I'm sure his parents would have alot to say about that. He reminds me of my 5 year old granddaughter and the funny smart things that come out of her mouth. I have actually written down everything she has said that was way beyond her years so I can read them when I'm old a gray and laugh again at them.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I'm sure they would have alot to say about him moving in, i would to, lol.u are so wise to have written everything down, i wish i had done that when my sons were smlal & now ryan.Children are so precious. thanks for responding. Happy weekend to u.
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
5 Aug 11
My thoughts were when I'm old grey rocking myself in a rocking chair I will be able to read all of her "GEMS" and laugh all over again hopefully remembering the moment she said it and her expression on her face. I wish you a beautiful weekend too!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
U were very wise to do that. My grandson likes for me to tell him things about his dad's childhood. I remember alot but wish i had written things down about my kids.
@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Aug 11
Hi there ANTIQUELADY That is great to hear that you are having so much fun with your grandson, I have heard you speak about him many times and does sound the sweetest of kids. It's funny because we have just come back from my kids grandmother's house from a short vacation and she gets on so well with my youngest and he does everything he can to please her yet at home with me he will barely lift a finger, I wonder what she has that I don't? Haha she is my mother afterall hahaha
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Good morning, thanks for responding.He is very sweet & considerate of me. I love that side of him. Nice for your son to help your mom but wish he would help u to. I have never ask ryan to help he just volunteers & it makes me love him all the more for being sweet to his grandmother. I adored my grandparents & i want my grands to adore me.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Aug 11
I must say that when my friend moved house recently I brought my kids with me to help her, the two eldest helped a bit and then went off to the park but the youngest stayed and helped. I have just tried to load the car up for camping at the weekend and my youngest was there ready to help me bless hiim. Maybe the trip to nannies house has done him a bit of good, now I wonder what I have to do for the other two to be a bit more helpful? Hmmmmm hahha
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
aLL KIDS ARE DIFFERENT.Makes u wonder how that happens when they are raised the very same way. I'm glad u have one that helps u.
@AmbiePam (49876)
• United States
9 Aug 11
That's so cool. I think it is so important to have grandparents in children's lives. I'm glad your grandson has such a good one in you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
9 Aug 11
Thanks for responding. He is one cool little dude, lol. He is such a blessing to me.
7 Aug 11
I havent got any grandchildren and to be honest I am not a big fan of small children, BUT this little fella sounds a real cutie and I loved the way he was honest in his own little way, saying if you had certain things in your house, he would move in!! I thought that was very funny as children can be so brutally honest , but you are very lucky as he loves you very much. I am also struck by the macarani and cheese, thats interesting as little 'uns usually pork out on sweet stuff and fried food, and as those are 2 of my favourite foods, he impresses me on that too. Enjoy yourself, I do envy you.but you are also a very special person too for him to love you so much
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Aug 11
tHANKS for your response & ALL the kind words. He is very special to me. U are like my good friend was. I could tell she thought i was a nut over ryan & then she had a grandaughter & she's as big a nut over her as i am over Ryan. I hope u get the opportunity of having a grandchild one of these days.Happy days to u.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
7 Aug 11
Hello dear antique lady. Young children are very honest and he probably meant it in his own mind but you have to consider that his parents are indeed entitled first to him, and you, who already had children of your own (and still have them only grown up) are only second - you are the one who can spoil him a bit more then his parents :D Buying only one of those thing would be enough. From my experience with the Wii and x-box, the x-box would actually benefit you as well, as you can see movies on it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Aug 11
I'm very aware of where my grandson needs to be, with his parents of course. I don't need u telling me what's what w/him. We do just fine thank u just like we are.I don't intend to buy either one. There's no way he would want to leave his parents & i don't want him to , to start with. Thanks for your response but not your advice.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Hello Jo! Boy, these kids sure do start out young with their electronically gaming stuff! My sons went through their "gaming" stage...well, they are still in that stage. Anyways, they would always bring their systems over to their grandparents house...heaven forbid if they couldn't go on them for a day or two. I wouldn't encourage it Jo. Where the gaming systems are go for somethings, it does chop down on the art of conversation. I noticed the more my kids would play on their gaming systems the less they would actually talk to us or each other.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Thanks for responding. I have never encoraged him in that are. That's why we do so many different things here that he doesn't do at home.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Your grandson sounds just so cute. It's funny what comes out of little ones mouths. Especially when we don't see it coming. You could probably get a good deal on a Wii & a xbox, . I agree his parents would have something to say on that. It wouldn't be bad, more of the lines of woohoo you got a wii and a xbox. That what my husband and brother in laws would say of their parents. Now if my parents did, I would be in shock because that is so not like my parents.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Thanks for responding & of course i think he's the cutest little boy in the world, lol.He has all that at home & we do alot of other things here he wouldn't get to do at home. I have worked at that real hard because i think that most kids stay in front of the wii etc. too much. Happy weekend to u.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Oh yes..when they saw him headed out the door with his bags...they would have something to say. You rank pretty high in his book for sure for him to come out of the blue and say that...he loves his Bobo. I'm glad you have got to spend a lot of time with him. I was wondering if you were getting to. How is his little sister? Is he still liking her?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Good morning , Jen. He is a sweetheart & i'm glad he loves his BOBO.aNDEE IS FINE & HE JUST ADORES HER.I saw a baby on tv & commented that she was a cutie & Ryan said not as cute as Andee, lol.rYAN STARTS TO SCHOOL MON., I will really miss him being here next week. Hope u have a great weekend. Hugs.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 11
yeah, I guess they would, anyway this way you can give him back when you're tired or want some alone time... Glad you're having fun with him.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Thanks for responding, Dawn. I will admit i'm tired by the end of the day even tho he's not any trouble. Happy weekend to u.
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@SIMPLYD (81398)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
He is a smart boy really for enticing you to buy him the wii and the x-box. But in my opinion, if you buy him those two things in your house, he wouldn't be playing and talking with you often like he does when he is there, because his wii and xbos will occupy him. So, don't give in to his enticement. He has them already in their house, so in you house it should be a different set of activities.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I really don't think he was enticing me to buy them for him. He was just making a statement that surprised me. I'm not going to buy either for him here. We do just fine doing all the things we do when he is here.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Have you priced the wii and x-box? They are not cheap. Yes, I do think your grandson's parents would object to you buying your grandson's affections. Because that is just what it would look like to them.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Thanks for responding. No, i haven't priced them nor am i going to. He is right where he needs to be w/good parents & a doting grandmother when he needs her.
@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Well, you know how you rate now, don't you. I do believe his parents would hate to give him up as he is so precious to all of you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I do know & it makes me feel very special. I know his parents wouldn't give him up & i don't want them to. It was very unexpected for him to say that & made me feel proud. I would never try to make it happen. He has vewry good parents, thank God.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
4 Aug 11
What a cute kid!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Thank u. He is sure special to me. Thanks for responding.
@bunnybon7 (37157)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Aug 11
im so glad you are getting to spend more time with your sweet smart little guy. it used to be a lot of joy and fun to have my grandson in florida. i still miss him. i have one here but he likes to stay with his dad all the time. not as close to grandma as the one in florida was. seems to be that special grandchild that loves us most. your a special good grandma
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
i'M SORRY he doesn't spend more time w/u. U both are missing out on alot. I really want Ryan & i to have a good relatioship. I was so close to my grands & i wanted that for Ryan & i. Happy weekend to u.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Aug 11
I am so happy that you have had him many times this summer. I know what you mean about mac and cheese it is all the twins want to eat too We do have a wii but not an x box. Actually, I have no idea what an x box is so you have one up on me The only thing that drives me crazy is when they talk in Arabic to each other and then they look at me and giggle I can only imagine what they are saying
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Good morning, Cynthi & thanks for responding. I bought t.j. & ryan an x-box awhile back but don't know a thing about it. One of t's friends had one for sale at what he said was a good price so i gave him the money for it.They both enjoy it.Arabic, huh, the little stinks, lol. U need to learn a few phrases yourself & shock them. wouldn't u love to know what they are saying??? Kids are wonderful, meaness & all, lol.