Sunday, November 13, 2011

Watch Out

If you don’t want to hear gripes, I suggest you visit somewhere else. You have been warned.

Tomorrow is Isabella’s birthday. Six years old!!! My baby is growing up so fast. Did we have a party for her yesterday (Saturday) or today? Never mind a party; did The Girl plan on coffee and cake over the weekend? No. For weeks, we have been asking my daughter what we are going to do for Bells’ bd. Nada, zip, nothing. She told us today that she wants us to all go Dutch treat to dinner tomorrow – a school night, when she doesn’t get home from work until six and Bells needs to go to sleep by eight the latest.

I could just spit I am so t’d off. I know it seems that I am overreacting. A little back story may be needed here: Himself and I have been watching Isabella on a regular basis practically since she was born. Most of the watching has been done by moi. If Bells is sick, I am the one who calls the bus driver and I take care of her. When Himself is off will get up with our girl and let me sleep in whilst he gets her on the bus.

This isn’t so bad, right? Multiply it by 180 school days a year and with me being the one who has to do 95% of the running around including visits to great-grandma and play dates on days off, library visits when the temps are high in the summer, birthday parties, dance when it is available…are you getting the picture.

All I asked was for was cake and coffee to be planned by my daughter!!! What does she do instead? Who cares!! I am right and she is wrong. Period. Right? No? Ugh. I just had to get that off my chest. I may be wrong but I am still t’d off. On top of that, Bells thinks she is having a big party at a “bouncy” place (The Girl just told me this this evening). I don’t want her to be disappointed but that ain’t going to happen.

I’m done with my griping. I’ll end with a cute pic of the little girl who makes it all worthwhile. And she is sooo worth it.


  1. Gail, Isabella is so Beautiful.I can understand why you needed to vent and get some things off your chest. My goodness. Yes, this little angel deserves a birthday party, and it should not be left up to you to do practically everything.
    Thank you for sharing this picture of your dear, sweet Bella.
    I hope and pray everything turns out to be a wonderful, and special time for all.
    Hear is a big hug for you my friend.
    xx's Dianne :)

  2. Hi Gail,

    Yes I think all us grandparents, need too and do vent sometimes. But as you say, looking at pictures of the grandchild/grandchildren afterwards and remembering all the special moments, makes it all worthwhile. I for one, realise how much I would miss it, hard work or not, sometimes, if it wasn't there, or I was suddenly unable to do it any more.

    Hope you all enjoy whatever you do in the end to celebrate your little darlings birthday.

    Hugs Nita

  3. yes, I understand how you feel. Ah G, hey inbox me (FB) your add again. Let me send little Bells a card from aunty Martha here k. Happy BIrthday to you again Bells. :)

  4. Hi Gail,

    It's by far healthier to vent then keep all your feelings locked up inside. I hope things have settled down for you since you wrote this.

    Family's can, and are complicated (at times), but as you said - Isabella makes it all worthwhile.

    Birthday party, or not, I'm sure what ever you do as a family on her special day, will be a happy occasion. The most important thing is that Isabella will know she is loved.

    Birthday wishes to sweet Bella. A lovely photograph of her.


  5. Dear Gail,

    How are you? I miss hearing from you!

    How did Bella's birthday go?

    I was having so many problems with my blogspot - I had to start again and transfer my blogs over.

    I hope you will stop by and follow me again. I am so-oo sorry for being such a pain.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful friend! I am blessed by your friendship!

    May the love of God always shine in your life, as you become a light for others.

    Have a pleasant day. God bless.

    With love and care from Kerrie. xOx