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@garymarsh6 (17895)
United Kingdom
April 25, 2019 2:49pm CST
This morning my daughter visited with my grand daughter who I have nicknamed Devil child. As soon as she sees me she is off hollaring but today it smiled at me when she saw me but that was soon to change when my wife handed her over to me. Off she went screaming for attention from her mum. I must say after a while she did settle down and came and sat with me for a while. I told my daughter she will have to do this frequently if we are to look after her when she goes back to work. It is so surprising because the other two were angels in comparison. It was certainly a much calmer visit than previously they came. They came for dinner on Easter Sunday and she was absolutely terrible not only with me but with everyone. She is teething at the moment so I dare say that is not helping. My daughter is becoming quite exaspperated with her as she does not give her a minutes peace. I suggested she just leave her and she will eventually cry herself out. I had to remind her that she was a little like this when she was a baby her scream was deafening she just wanted to be with us all the time but she did grow out of it. They stopped for around 4 hours but it was nice when they went.
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@Gillygirl (30873)
• Sutton, England
25 Apr
Oh bless your granddaughter's little cotton socks. She could have colic which goes on for 6 months or it could be attention. My mum advised me to let my daughter cry herself out. I was desperate for a bath one day but every time I attempted to have it there would be a wail. I shut my ears and had my bath. The little madam was asleep when I'd finished.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
I don't think so Gill she is just very possessive of her mother. I must say today she was slightly better so I think we are winning!
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@Gillygirl (30873)
• Sutton, England
25 Apr
@garymarsh6 I'm sure she will come to love her grandad and appreciate his sense of fun.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
@Gillygirl Oh yes I am sure I will tease the life out of her too when she is a bit older!
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@DianneN (120354)
• United States
25 Apr
I know just how you felt. . She'll be sweet as can be very soon, once her teeth come in. It's so wonderful being a grandparent, and even nicer giving them back to their parents.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
I am sure she will turn into a little angel too. I am not that keen on babies anyway I prefer it when they are toddling and I can tease the life out of them!
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@DianneN (120354)
• United States
25 Apr
@garymarsh6 LOL! Keep in mind that you have that to look forward to.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
@DianneN Yes then it will be my turn to play up! You have got me sussed alright!
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@allknowing (82982)
• India
25 Apr
Your daughter could take a lesson or two from @wolfgirl569 Adeline her grand daughter is now a bundle of joy.
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@wolfgirl569 (16171)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Apr
But it took one night of about 10 hours screaming to get there. She simply learned I wont cuddle and walk all day.
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@allknowing (82982)
• India
26 Apr
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
@wolfgirl569 Super those are my sentiments too!
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@CarolDM (29134)
• United States
25 Apr
You are still blessed to have them.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
Absolutely without a doubt!
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@LadyDuck (224620)
• Switzerland
26 Apr
This image is too funny Gary. Some kids are like this, too possessive and they become exasperating. I have a friend who has a young boy like this.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
I am sure she will change Anna. Well I hope so!
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@LadyDuck (224620)
• Switzerland
26 Apr
@garymarsh6 Poor Gary, I am sure you hope she will change QUICKLY.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
@LadyDuck Fingers crossed Anna!
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@jaboUK (57575)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
I don't have grandchildren, but reading your post - I'm not really bothered
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
Haha I would not be without them to be honest and besides who would I have to tease!
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@jaboUK (57575)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
@garymarsh6 I know you are a wonderful Granddad!
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
@jaboUK Thank you I do try... Or what did my wife say!!!! OH yes it was ' you are rather trying! '
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• Lenox, Georgia
25 Apr
Oh no! I'm sure this stage will soon end. My son Josiah is attached to my hip when at home. We went out for the first time and he stayed with our friend. She said he cried for me one time when he woke from his nap, she gave him his bottle and he was perfect the rest of the time! I was shocked!! I thought sure he would give her trouble without me but he didn't at all! =)
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
He must have known and trusted her!
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• Lenox, Georgia
28 Apr
@garymarsh6 He loves her and it helped that his siblings were there as well. =)
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr
@LovingMyBabies Yes well we will learn more tomorrow when we will have her again but without her brother and sister! Lordy I hope she does not wail!
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@amadeo (95772)
• United States
25 Apr
yes it is nice when they are gone, but soon they go you feel the loneliness there?
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
HI there Alfredo. You know me well enough to know I adore my grand children. But as you say it is nice when they have gone. Luckily today it was just her the other two are already back in school!
@amadeo (95772)
• United States
25 Apr
@garymarsh6 Gary what a man.I know that you can handle this.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
@amadeo Yes thanks Alfredo I am sure it will be a doddle!
@Tampa_girl7 (30746)
• United States
29 Apr
Maybe when she is through teething she will cry less.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr
I do hope so Marie. Tomorrow will be a big test because we will have her here on our won with no brother or sister for back up! Should she cry I will just take my hearing aid out and won't hear her!
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@Tampa_girl7 (30746)
• United States
29 Apr
@garymarsh6 lucky you that you can turn your hearing off
@simone10 (29616)
• United States
26 Apr
Oh my, she is a handful, isn't she? She is at that age where she wants nobody but her Mom. My daughter went through that and didn't want to be left alone. I remember one time her father and I had gone out for a while and when we went back to his mother's to pick her up, we were told she cried the whole time. She did eventually grow out of it.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
OH lordy. It is a learning curve I guess that they can not get their own way all the time!
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@simone10 (29616)
• United States
29 Apr
@garymarsh6 yes it is. I don't envy what you will have to go through until this phase passes. But it does pass.
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@rebelann (49591)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Apr
I don't know if I could handle screaming babies, luckily I don't have to worry about anything like that happening here.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
I love it on a flight I just take my hearing aid out and travel blissfully unaware!
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@rebelann (49591)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Apr
@garymarsh6 I'm happy for ya.
@kareng (12102)
• United States
25 Apr
You guys and your nicknames. I had to laugh because this reminded me of the name my husband gave the last stray that came up to our house. He calls her "rat dog." And she has become very attached to him and runs to meet his truck and jumps inside when he opens the door. Too funny.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
Hahaha I love it! Good man!
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@kareng (12102)
• United States
27 Apr
@garymarsh6 Oh yeah, he is a keeper :)
@TheSojourner (22114)
• United States
25 Apr
How old is she? Soon she will grow up and be Grandpa's favorite!
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
She is six months now. Has got her first tooth poking through I guess it wont be long before the others come along too so perhaps that is making her more grouchier than usual.
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• United States
26 Apr
@garymarsh6 growing up is hard!
@Nevena83 (27251)
• Serbia
25 Apr
Children can sometimes be very hard.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
They can certainly be a handful. She is! I hope she gets used to us soon as my daughter will go back to work in October!
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@Nevena83 (27251)
• Serbia
26 Apr
@garymarsh6 I'm sure she'll get used to it, maybe she needs time.
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@debjani1 (6028)
26 Apr
They are your family members. Don't call them visitors. Girls once married doesn't mean visitors. Anyway you had a wonderful time spending with them. That's nice.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
Yes we will still call anyone who visits our homes visitors! It is the norm in our country!
@snowy22315 (68853)
• United States
26 Apr
Oh dear, I hope it doesn't last!
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
I am sure she will grow out of it. She will have no choice!
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@nela13 (21047)
• Portugal
26 Apr
It is surely just a phase and she will be an angle soon.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr
Yes I am sure she will Thank you!
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@Corbin5 (145906)
• United States
25 Apr
I am sure Devil Child will turn into Angel Child soon. She will learn to adore her wonderful Grandpa.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
25 Apr
I am sure she will. She is quite trying at the moment. My daughter was the same but her other two were lovely!
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