I am a member of a club called "Grandparenthood". I must admit it wasn't something I aspired to. It just happened. Membership comes with certain stipulations. If you are within a 100 mile radius of said grandkids, you must attend all major birthdays and most holidays.
If you are within 10 miles you must babysit on occasion to let the parents have some fun time. All school activities and the weekend shopping trips are encouraged.
If you live with 1 mile, and especially the same apartment complex, then you get to babysit daily, all shopping ventures on weekends, and in my case, not only babysit the wee one daily but also turn around and entertain the other one after school for a couple hours. Almost like a double shift.
Today I present some small videos to let you know the conditions of "Papa's Daycare."
I'm smothered in love. I know it won't last so I savor the time -and the joyfulness of it. I also know that some do not have the membership - and likely never will. So, I hang on, remembering my favorite adage, Everything Is Temporary, and will try keep my membership status active for as long as I can.