I know that for most people and for many of my blogging friends, grandchildren are a major source of joy in their lives. Recently when MOTH was over in Micronesia at one of the island meetings everyone had to stand up and introduce themselves.
Inevitably everyone commented on how many grand children they had. So when Moth's turn came he said "Well I don't have any grandchildren but I have five grandcats!"
I guess it brought the house down!
Pets such as we have pets over here are hardly considered on the islands. It's hard enough to feed the mouths of one's own family, let alone pets. The islanders think it is outrageously funny the way we take our pets to the doctor and to the pet hospital as well as the way some dress up their pets in crazy clothes, (Bailey wouldn't be seen dead doing that!). Even so they could use a good vet on some of the islands just to spay or neuter the number of dogs there are running free!
We have two wonderful sons but no grand kids. I think they must have heard me commenting too often about how I wished people who had children would really spend more time rearing them properly! It takes more than just love and, as has been said, it takes more than "a village". My favorite TV program is "The Dog Whisperer" I think that should be required viewing for all parents and especially teachers, who have to become "pack leaders".
Don't take me too literally but sometimes we take more time training our dogs than we do our children.
That said, I LOVE seeing pictures of your grandchildren. But Wanda's Molly and Denise's Emma I could adopt!! (But MOTH wouldn't let me!)
So here are my grandcats and they are all "calm, submissive"!!! (Quote from "Dog Whisperer") which is more than I could say about Henrietta.