PeteSpencer wrote:I see our little grand kids just about every day (Our 17 year old lives elsewhere and does his own thing) and I enjoy every minute with them especially the 2 year old twins and am well aware that I and 'er indoors are unpaid child care but I love it.
So personally I'd be delighted to be asked away on holiday:
(But given present circumstances I guess we'd be paying!).
I’m with Peter on this one. Really enjoy the kids company. Don’t see them every day but still often.
My daughter works for us so I see her often. In the holidays she brings the kids to work. She is the accounts clerk for one of the businesses. So tomorrow she will be in my office, with a 5 year old in tow. I’m busy flying tomorrow so it will be no problem.
Weds she can’t take the kids. Work commitments just won’t allow it. So I’ve got the 5 year old and the 12 year old, and an extra day off.
looks like flying weather as well, they both love flying fortunately. Unpaid childminder I guess.
As for holidays. Yes we might join them in Scotland for a few days in April. Next year Portugal is a distinct possibility. The 12 year old has decided he wants to go there. Guess I’m paying then.
All fine and dandy by me.
My greatest regret is that I am estranged from my son so I don’t see his kids often. In fact I have one grandson that I have never met.
If you can enjoy your time with the grandchildren. Teach them a few things the parents aren’t keen on.
I only said “ yum yum, pigs bum” but once, and the then 3 year old had it off pat. He now repeats it to good effect at choice moments.
minds are like parachutes, they work best when open.