Grandparents! Oh my stars, have you heard about this?
If you are lucky, like me, they are these caring, nurturing, wise beings that think everything your baby does is as cute as you think it is! Amazing!
They listen and relate because they have been there.
They don't judge (to your face) because they have been there.
They help BECAUSE they have been there.
Peaches has met her South African grandparents and is as happy as a pig in shit. She is getting much more attention, songs, stories and cuddles than ever before.
I am pleased as punch for this. It is silly but I did not realise just how lonely, exhausted and isolated I had been feeling until their arrival. For the first time our apartment has felt full with life, conversation, and plans.
Just how a home should always feel.
Like with every visit this up must come down. We begin the leaving countdown and a numbered cloud hovers over every moment. Can't just sit and enjoy this, oh no.
Maybe we will just hide their passports.
Not an instructional blog but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help me Mom.