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Calling grandma

Uploaded: Sep 26, 2018
My mom recently retired. And I underestimated just how helpful she could be living half a country away.

This summer our son was excited to practice using my cell phone to call someone. We decided to call grandma because I knew she would be very patient with him if he accidentally left an extra long message on her answering machine, hung up too early, or didn’t always speak loudly or clearly enough.

Our son greatly enjoyed calling grandma this summer and telling her about his day and the books he was reading. I loved overhearing their conversations while playing with his sisters, cleaning and getting ready for dinner. It almost felt like I had an extra set of hands helping me manage the kids.

I’m so grateful to have uncovered one of the many perks of having a retired mother when parenting young kids. Even many miles away, she leant a patient listening ear. Of course we love when she flies out to lend a hand, but when that’s not possible, an extra set of listening ears is definitely a huge plus.
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