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06:52 pm: Gratitude
I am so lucky. I have a wonderful child. I have a wonderful husband.* I have wonderful friends. I have a job that I genuinely like that pays well enough.

But what I'm most grateful for today, at this very moment, is my wonderful parents.

I have some good friends who are going through really, really tough times with their children's grandparents. Alcoholics. Control freaks. Mental health issues. Assholes. Whatever.

I've never gone through tough times with Teddy's grandparents (not since they were Teddy's grandparents, anyway; I was a teenager at one point, after all). My parents have been nothing but 100% supportive and wonderful. They had practice as grandparents, but I think they're just naturals.

So, Mum & Dad? Grandpa & Grandpa? Bammer & Popper?

THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. I can never say it often enough, or well enough, but thank you. I am lucky to have you as parents and as friends, and Teddy is lucky to have you as grandparents.


* When he's not an ass; on balance, he's pretty wonderful.

Current Location: Boston
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 29th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)

Underneath it all

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we're bumbling, fumbling idiots just barely able to get basic chores done without putting on our Super Psycho capes and howling at the moon. You don't believe me? Come fix my Quicken program . . . .

YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:March 29th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)

nope, never gonna believe it

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Those Super Psycho capes are f'real. :)
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From:occhi_cinesi
Date:March 29th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)

From one of the friends with crazy children's grandparents...

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... and these are only half the grandparents. Luckily, the other side has now passed (not luckily they've passed, just keep reading) so they don't get to actually be crazy and I can dream of the perfection I'd want them to have been....

(sometimes when I comment on your blog, knowing that you and your parents, who all speak and write correctly, are reading it, I feel very self-conscious. Then I remember that I'm not actually awake and only half the time do I actually comment On the blog. Then I feel better.)
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From:katehaney
Date:March 31st, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)

self-conscious? good lord!

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You're very clear. Remind me to expound about excusatio rudis sometime. It's a literary device in which someone eloquently protests his lack of eloquence. :ahem:

Furthermore, I'm (a) too tired to notice anything untoward and (b) too well-raised to say anything if not asked.
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