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September 15, 2009

Hopped Up On Grandma

September is a crazy month in our house.  People seem to be traveling every which way and this year is no exception.  Fortunately we are blessed with a Grandma that jumps on a plane from California at the drop of a hat and cherishes each moment she gets to spend with our son, aka The Golden Child.  As the only grandchild on my side of the family, The Golden Child is not only “the only child” in our household, but the only child (not counting me) in the Holmes Family. 

 My wife and I have come to realize that grandparents do, what grandparents do; there isn’t any point in fighting it.  When Grandma is running the show, the house rules tend to be more liberally interpreted.  For example, TV is not normally permitted on school nights, but inevitably a loophole will be found.  It was Discovery Channel and I was learning about animals, the US Open was on and Grandma had to watch it, all my homework as done and we were just watching a few minutes are all possibilities upon our return.  Little treats seem to find there way into snack time or desserts seem to take on a new prominence in our absence.  Spoiling is the order of the day.

 In the big picture though, these are minor concerns.  We have learned that we are lucky parents who have a ready, willing and able caretaker for just about anytime we are both away.  We travel missing our little man immensely, but knowing he is in good hands.  So if we come back to a six year old child hopped up on Grandma, we’ll take it.  We’re pretty good at detox from that condition.