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fostermum Sat 15-Jan-05 08:23:41

it might be nice to have a grandma bit, i know with some of my grandkids staying,it would be nice to know how grandparents deal with things.

lindaUK Sat 15-Jan-05 09:49:56

Yes it would be nice to have a section for all us Nannie's/Gran's

fostermum Sat 15-Jan-05 13:04:48

how many others have grand/stepgrandchildren

lindaUK Sat 15-Jan-05 13:36:11

Fostermum , I have one Darling Grand Daughter age 4, how many have you, I think the idea of having a Grand Parent section on mumsnet would be fantastic as I have my GD to stay with me on a regular basis and some times feel like her mum instead of her Gran, lol

fostermum Sat 15-Jan-05 16:01:47

hi lynda,i have 3 grandkids at present aged4,18months and 4 months, one more due in march,must be the water round here lol,i have them alot too,do you find you treat yours any different then your own children?

lindaUK Sat 15-Jan-05 18:58:13

OH yes I do treat her different than I did my own children, I must admit that I let her away with most things that I would never have let my own away with, I spoil her more and give into her more, but is that not what us Grans are suppose to do, I don't let her be cheeky or rude, I try to teach her to be polite ( not always easy ) I have more money now as well than I did have when both of mine were younger so I buy her more, I would be the first to admit that she has far too much and that I shouldn't do what I do but being a Gran to one child it is easy to spoil them and I couldn't do it as much as I do if I have any more grand children.

Twiglett Sat 15-Jan-05 18:59:31

nah .. sorry guys

before you were grandmas you were all mums

so you belong with the rest of us

no sneaking off to talk about us behind our backs now, we need you

beansprout Sat 15-Jan-05 19:02:55

I think it's a fab idea, as you do have a different relationship with gdd/gds's. My mum will be the first to admit that she is different with my ds to how she was with me (and rightly so). Go for it!

lindaUK Sat 15-Jan-05 21:19:23

haha Twiglett,{shock} tut tut would we talk about all you young mothers lol

WigWamBam Sat 15-Jan-05 21:23:54

I think it's nice to keep grandparents integrated with the rest of us - sometimes when I'm struggling with either my mother or my MIL it has been good to hear from a grandma who may have a slightly different take on things than I do. If you went off into your own little section you may never come out and talk to the rest of us mere mummies, and I think that would be a shame.

Plus you give us an inkling of how it might be in 20 years time

KBear Sat 15-Jan-05 21:29:12

I was telling my mum about MN and the fact the grannies are doing for themselves and she should check it out - she said "Well, if I can get your father off ebay I will look in"!!

She always calls him "your father" when he's getting on her wick.

joash Sat 15-Jan-05 22:09:05

Hi, as you may already know - I have a 2 year old grandson who lives with me and DH on a residency order. I'd love a nrandparents section.

II VOTE YES

joash Sat 15-Jan-05 22:09:31

nrandparents ... ooops ...grandparents

KBear Sat 15-Jan-05 22:23:50

Gransnet .

beansprout Sat 15-Jan-05 22:25:39

I can just see those threads:
"I think my daughter is making a right botch of bringing up my grandson - should I say anything...?"

(runs for cover)

KBear Sat 15-Jan-05 22:28:03

don't - a million things rushed through my mind then that my MIL says.

Thank gawd my mum is a mum in a million and we think alike about parenting (I suppose I do what she did when it comes to raising my kids). Ooh, that makes me a mum in a million too. YAY!

fostermum Sun 16-Jan-05 10:05:15

now now children as if we wouldwe all learned from our mums, well most of the time,mine was more some one elses mum!
just thought granny threads may get a bit lost among the mum stuff,

Twiglett Sun 16-Jan-05 10:28:14

Linda called me a 'young mum'

<Twiglett faints away in excitement>

lindaUK Mon 17-Jan-05 21:28:31

lol, I bet your younger than me BUT Twiglett

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