Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why would anyone have children?

I have three daughters and eleven grandkids… Ahhh! (runs screaming from the room)

Im not bragging, I only tell you this so you’ll feel sorry for me… as you should!

My daughters are all grown up now and each has become wonderful and independent wives, mothers and rulers of their own roost.
Like you, I take the credit when they seem to have inherited something great, and like you I deny I was even there when it suits me.
My oldest two are identical twins, and as different as two people can be. I well remember when they were born, we really only knew which was which at the nappy changes as they had different birth marks…birth marks only their husbands see these days.
My youngest is still full of fire and still very hard to get along with (like her mother :-) given a few years she will be fine, I'm nearly sure….and what a crop of grandkids, as genetically different as nature could have made them.
I guess this means that I’m no longer required genetically, I’ve done my job of reproducing and my girls are doing theirs.
Should I scamper off a cliff somewhere like an outsize Lemming, or pack my swag and go on holidays?*

* I favor the holiday..



Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...


I of course have no children. No one really loved me that much to make that a possibility. Sometimes I lament that fact but there are times when being alone can be pretty sweet.

Pearl said...

LOve the graphic at the end there. The cycle of life!


KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

HOLIDAY!! HOLIDAY!! No lemming thing. nononono! You have to be there for those 11 grands!! I have 4 kids and only 2 grands. alas.

I vote holiday any day! Even a looong holiday! =)

Windsmoke. said...

Definitely go on a long holiday and come back when you've had enough. The photo and the end reminds me of the saying "From the Cradle to the Grave" :-).

Tempo said...

Hi Kal and thank you for the Stallion reference..but these days I feel more like a circus pony and I'm sure having kids is what did that to me. I've seen your room, mate!.. if you had kids you would not have all that wonderful stuff.
Hi Pearl, Yes, the circle of life..which ends in death! Not much fun at that end of the circle eh? The older I get the more I'm reminded of that..
Hi KaLynn, The lemming thing was never going to be for me, I'll keep going until I drop..old and disgraceful but fully fulfilled.
Hi Windsmoke, the holidays a goer but if I come back when Ive had enough I may never see home again. Australia is such a huge country you need much more than one lifetime to see it all..(sigh!)

magsx2 said...

Hi Tempo,
I would definitely opt for the holiday, you deserve it. :)

Spiral said...

Sounds like you need the holiday - just don't take any offspring with you!

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Tempo said...

Hi Mags, Looks like the holiday it is... I sure do need one.
Hi Spiral, I have to have some work done on my shoulder next week and wont be able to do much for a few weeks..stuff it! I'm off on holidays...woo hoo!

magsx2 said...

Hi Tempo,
I am having trouble commenting on a lot of blogger blogs, once I hit submit/publish the comment section goes blank. So I'm testing your comment section as it has the pop up. I think it may be an issue with IE8. Lets see if this works.

Mags118 said...

Seems the blogs with the pop up windows are the only ones I can comment on, I hope they fix this up soon. :(

Tempo said...

I use Firefox and have no troubles at all Mags, even when everyone else has been complaining about the site not working.

mapstew said...

11 grandkids? Wow! I look forward to the day (FAR off in the future!)

Time for a long holiday me friend! :¬)

Tempo said...

11 and counting Map... One of my twins has just found out thats she's going to have another baby in about 7 months... Watch this space..

Spiral said...

Ha ha, I just survived four days holidaying with the bf and his kids... another steep learning curve for me but they were very well behaved and we all had lots of fun :)

Tempo said...

Hi Spiral, they're probably still on their best behavior for your sake. (on pain of death) But I cant see you being that hard to get along with so I'm sure it will work out just fine.

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