Grandma’s too busy for you, dear

Grandma’s too busy for you, dear

As the Boomer generation ages and starts to become grandparents, they continue to spread their narcissistic errors, affecting yet another generation. Now it’s not their own children they’re neglecting, but their grandchildren.

Does anyone want to stay with the kids anymore? In this Newsweek article, there is mention that 40% of boys are being raised without their father. Now, this MSN article says that not only do grandmothers not want to be called Grandma but they are making their grandkids pencil in appointments to see them! The father issue is very important and one that needs to be addressed. But, in addition to fathers being absent, it seems that no one in the extended family wants to hang out with kids anymore—including grandmothers:

    Look, I’d love to nip over and whisper secrets into 1-month-old Maggie’s ears, or to dress 2-year-old Ryan in the black leather jacket I bought her recently and take her to look for late blackberries in Golden Gate Park on my bike (with its deluxe new kid seat). But I have a job. I’m a reporter, I have two books to write…

Thankfully my daughter’s grandparents won’t be like that at all. If three of the four of them didn’t live in different states, I’m sure they’d be here all the time after her birth in May.

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Domenico Bettinelli