Friday, February 27, 2009

Grandmother Envy


I'm in an in-between season of my life....not an everyday mom and not a grandmother. My grown kids are great. They're responsible, hardworking, kind adults who just happen to be light years away from a marriage frame of mind. I'm good with that, but I have lots of friends who are becoming new grandparents with lots of cute photos to share. That also means baby showers and shopping for tiny, cute little
baby shoes and >
socks and clothes. Now, I'm not bitter....oh no.....that's not grandparent envy you detect in my tone. It's just all those
darling pink polka dotted dresses hanging on the rack,

going to waste, when they could be put to good use dressing up a baby girl in my family. That's okay....I can be patient. It's got to happen sooner or later. Right?

20 comments:

Tonja said...

Oh, my friend...I feel your pain! I am in the same boat. I am so ready for a little one too. All those little clothes are so darn cute! Maybe one day...

sheila said...

Me too!

Riet said...

I am sure one day you will be grandma. Happy pink Saturday

Sherri S said...

I went to a baby shower of my daughter's friend last weekend. ADORABLE little girly things. Yet, I'm in no hurry to become a gran-ma!

caren said...

Little girl things are so cute! I'm not a grandma either and believe me, I'm okay with that (for quite a while). I do have nieces that keep me busy buying for great nieces and nephews!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

The cutest pink post so far...


~ Gabriela ~

Amy said...

Love the dresses and shoes.. don't worry.. you'll get those grandbabies some day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are adorable things! I solved this problem by giving cutie pie things to my friend's grandkids. I don't have children of my own, so I'm happy when others' share their family with me! And I do have a niece or two or three or four or five or six. ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mimi said...

I felt just like you for a long time. My sons married but didn't begin their families until college loans were paid off, a home was purchased, a good job was secure and they found a church they liked. I thought I was going to explode! But now I have 7 grandchildren, 6 boys and one, darling little girl. Sons are still married, the little ones are adorable and I am content.

Be patient, it will happen!

Say It With Roses said...

How precious are all the pictures of teeny shoes and things! I have 14 grandchildren and five grown children....They are my life's "roses"
Jil

Chandy said...

Cute model for today's PS!

KayEllen said...

Such a precious post ;-)
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

My husband and I waited over 7 years before we started our family.
Now they are teenagers and the time went by sooo fast!

You will be a grandma...when you least expect it!!!

Smiles,
kayellen

Claudia said...

Loved your post ~ Happy Pink Saturday!

Llyn M said...

Sweet! I have grandbabies but they're on the other side of the country! ~sniff~
Happy PS!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello and Happy Pink Saturday;

I just love you blog, I am glad I saw you on Beverly's blog. Now don't worry it will happen so fast that one day you have one then before you know it you have 11.... wow how time flies... lol I have 11, and am tired...

Hugs;
Alaura

Beverly said...

It is my favorite occupation to date. ;-) Hang it there, you'll make it one of these days.

Happy Pink Saturday, Holley.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Lol...I too want to be a grandma! And when (and if) I ever am...lol...they can make mine pink!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Lori said...

that little girl is so pretty!!! i miss shopping for tiny sweet baby things too!!!

madrekarin said...

Clearly there are many of us sitting in the same boat! It's nice to have company on this part of the journey. :)