Happy New Year!
I love a bit of new year. I love setting goals and fresh starts and spring cleans and all the things that typically come with a new year. I’ve already washed the kitchen floor and cleaned the bathroom today, and I’ve not eaten a sausage roll in about 20 hours.
Although I do love Christmas, December felt a little bit overwhelming. I had a little knot in my stomach of anxiety that came and went throughout the month and I found it hard to get as excited as I usually would about list making.
(Horror! What is life without the joy of a list?)
I knew that once Christmas ticked over though, that I would feel better, and I did. I do. I have a new diary, a cool calendar, a fist-full of lists for all occasions and I’m ready for 2019, whatever it may bring.
One of the things that 2019 is set to bring is this:
No, it’s not mine, at least not entirely. It’s 25% me though. Come July, Bee is going to be a Mummy, and my blog is going to become, at least in spirit, Slummy Single (Grand)Mummy.
(Probably not actually in name because that’s a bit of a faff and I don’t have room on a list to action a full rebrand.)
So that’s exciting isn’t it? Just when I was questioning whether or not I could legitimately call myself a parent blog – I wrote about that here – Bee has opened up a whole new angle for me! Just as I was starting to lament never being able to go to another school nativity, (after years of wondering when I was allowed to stop), a new baby is coming along for me to dress up!
Good work Bee.
I’m seeing my grand-parenting years as the opportunity to do all the things I meant/forget to do with my own children, whilst knowing that none of the long term consequences of my actions are my responsibility. I think that’s the whole idea. I’m also considering a new Instagram account – ‘Babies dressed as food’ maybe? – for when I’m babysitting.
I’m sure Bee won’t mind if the baby goes home dressed as a taco.
What’s on your list for 2019?
Do you have any advice or experiences of being a grandparent to share with me?
Congratulations to you all!
thanks Jax! It should be an exciting year :-)
Welcome to the Nana Club!! So happy and delighted for you Jo!! I can’t wait to meet him/her xxxxx
That is ace news. Congratulations Bee and to you granny
Ah lovely news! Congrats to you all xx
Aw, how lovely! Congratulations :) xxx
Congratulations to you all. That’s wonderful news
Congratulations to Bee (and you)! Looking forward to a new year of SSM!
Such exciting news, Jo!!
Congratulations, my mum is loving her time as a grandparent, she’s practically in her prime!
Oh congratulations. So exciting. My only suggestion touch base with Nickie O’Hara that other young Grandma. She’s got 3 now she’s a pro xxxxxxxxx
Congratulations – lovely news! :-)
Huge congratulations, that’s lovely news x
Aww! What exciting news! Congratulations to you all x
Congratulations to you all! Lovely news.
Awww nice one. I’m very much looking forward to becoming a grandparent myself in due course. Its my excuse for putting all the best toys in the loft :D
Congratulations to the whole family x
Congratulations to you all, how exciting x
Congratulations on your great (or should that be ‘grand’?) news! :-)
Ah, that’s great news for you all. Hope pregnancy is treating Bee well
Ahh congratulations to Bee- and of course to you too! xx
How utterly fabulous. Congrats to you both! xx
Congratulations to all involved! As far as advice goes – being 44 and (step) grandmother to 7 (with another on the way, due in May I think), photos (obviously!) of you holding them, and as they get older videos of any funny little things they say and do. Oh, and the one I’m not so great at – saying no. Mine are 7 years old and under – youngest is 18 months, and due to a broken relationship my stepson lives with us, so his 6 are often at our house, and it isn’t always easy. I take the view – Nanny’s house, Nanny’s rules! Oh – and photos of relatives – one of my grandson’s is the spitting image of my husband at around the same age – I’ve shown my grandson and his twin sister a photo of my husband as a child, and asked them who is in the photo. They both say it is Hunter (my grandson)!
Most of all – enjoy the different stages – which I am sure you will do – and I look forward to the blog posts about the new arrival!
Fantastic news ! Congrats to both of you. You will be a great Gran :)