I’ve made many mistakes in my life. Bad decisions, bad management, bad marriages. The one thing, maybe the only thing that was right, was bringing two beautiful girls into the world. There was much time wasted not putting them first in everything and I’m paying an awful price with one of them. Like Harry Chapin sang in “Cat’s In The Cradle” she has no more time for me than I had for her. With her career, her boyfriend, and issues with Tyler, who’ll be 8 this month, her dance card is full.
Fortunately, my eldest bears no grudge and we are closer than we’ve ever been. My grandson RJ has become the light of my life. We have a lot of plans to do some fishing, but he wants to earn some cash, so he’ll be de-tasseling corn for a few weeks. Anybody who’s had to do that knows what a hot, sweaty, dirty job it is, but it’s one that must be done. My grandchildren are being taught the value of money and how to appreciate it. My granny always said: If you see something you want and you have the money in your pocket, you can afford it. If you don’t, you can’t. If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to earn the money.
Today is my grandson’s 13th birthday. We planned to go to their town for pizza, but I came down with gout 2 days ago. It’s not fun when you can’t walk. So,they’re coming here. I really look forward.
IF BRAGGING ON YOUR GRANDKIDS ISN’T A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, IT SHOULD BE.