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Needed: Grandma Lessons
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Image of me, 2011, Karen Vidra

I don't know what it's like to be
a Grandma.  What does a
Grandma ... do (besides get

old)?  My son and his wife
have told me they're having a
baby, due in April.  Excited 

for them, but nervous about
me: I don't have any practice
at being a Grandma!  Do

they teach this couse in
college (Grandma, 101)?  Is
there an app for this?!??  I

remember mine:  puttering
in the garden.  She loved
flowers.  I do, too, but can't

grow a plant to save my life
--- kill them as soon as I
touch them (that's if I don't

forget to water them first).
Grandma used to sew and
crochet --- beautiful dresses

and afghans spilled from
her needle and hook.  Mine
--- well, let's just say I didn't

inherit her talent.  HELP ---
this poor kid is in trouble,
and it's not even here yet!! 

© 2011, Karla Dorman (8/30)

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/12/2013

I agree with Cryssa, it just takes love. You had no experience at becoming a parent, but made it through! Congratulations!

Mary, (grandmother of eight)
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/16/2011
Being a grandma just takes love... Making each child feel appreciated and celebrated for their uniqueness.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/3/2011
Grandmas cuddle and hug and love with all their might, I know we have fourteen of them. You can do that because it comes naturally when you se that beautiful bit of joy. that gift from above, that little one will fill your heart full of love.

Newfie Hugs, Rose and CONGRATULATIONS
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 9/3/2011
LOL! This is great news, Karla. I know how you must feel, though. My grandmothers were strong, multitalented women -- talented cooks, excellent homemakers, great at sewing, knitting, crocheting, tatting, canning fruits from the garden, and more. Although I learned all of those things from them, none of it is useful in my current lifestyle. Different skills for different generations, I suppose, my friend. You will teach your grandchild to write and express him/herself clearly, concisely, and with an accuracy and depth of emotion to which others will immediately resonate.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/1/2011
Karla, you need not attempt to be one thing beyond the loving caring person you already are -- being a grandparent is like being a parent -- only there are a few perquisites we grandparents have that parents do not -- relax, it will come naturally and be immensely enjoyable -- I bid you joy love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/31/2011
Congratulations, Karla. What it takes to be a happy grandma
is a heartful of love, and you appear to have that in abundance.
Take it from this old granddaddy. -gene.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 8/30/2011

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 8/30/2011
Karla, some things just come naturally. Being a good person gives you a step up. Just open your heart and mind to your new grandchild and all else will come naturally.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/30/2011
You will make a wonderful Grandma. Congrats to you. My daughter has four children. It will come naturally, all they need is love and care.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/30/2011
As old as you ARE, you will make a great grandma...;-) e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/30/2011
Well Karla, can't tell you if it is different to be a grandma or grandpa but I think it still comes down to loving them, being there for them every chance you get, yes even spoiling them now and then...but no matter how you look at it being Grand parent is the real reward for raising our children. Good Luck.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/30/2011
You will do well being a grandma, Karla. Don't worry about it. Ask the Lord for guidance and trust in Him when the first grandchild does arrive! Know you have been on cloud nine since you heard the happy news; I am happy for you! Congratulations, Grandma! (Can I can be co-grandma? After all, we ARE twins! LOL)

Cute write; well done! Love the pic!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin (and hopefully co-grandma!), Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/30/2011
You'll figure it out Karla. God has just blessed Michele and me with our 4th. It's a very natural progression that requires tolerance, acceptance, objectiveness, oodles of unconditional love, and your hands and heart always extended. Congrats! richard

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