This is Gaige and Zack, they are both my grandsons, they are both 5 years old, they both live in the same town ,they will both start Kindergarten in the same school this year and they both love the come to Grammys house and ride bikes and play with the neighborhood kids. Sometimes I keep them both overnight, although usually I just keep one at a time. But occasionally they talk me into both of them staying together. Of course they first words out of their little mouths is ' we promise to be good Grammy". And they never are! ;)). They are just very energetic little boys that I love with all my heart. But, by the end of 24 hours with both of them together I am calling their parents saying " come and get them!"...lol.
But I want them to have good memories of staying at Grammys house. I have so many wonderful memories of both sets of my Grandparents. I want these 2 little boys to grow up having a close relationship. Neither one of them have a brother so this is the next best thing. And I think "Grandparent memories" are so healthy.
My brother has a son who is 6 months younger than my son. My brother has always lived away but the 2 boys, Ben (my son) and Russ ( my nephew), always managed to get together when my brother and sisterinlaw were in town. They had some good times together. Recently my nephew got married and he asked my son to be in his wedding. It does my heart good to see those 2 guys together. They have stayed close over all the years. Russ has since moved to our town and bought a house and Ben will go over and help him work on it when he needs help. I like to see them working together and helping each other out. Thats family - thats love.
I love my family, sometimes I may get mad at one or other of them...but it passes quickly..because we have a bond. Its called love. And there is no greater feeling than loving someone.