But, again, this can happen with bad parenting in general. Not just because the grandparents are raising the kids, know what I mean? Health issues can also happen to anyone, at any time.So very true! Yagottaloveloveyacurls!Hey, you gotta find something positive every chance you get. This world is a friggin' mess.
(That, and it helps that I'm not pms'ing at the moment. )
I'm just going to point out one other thing before I back out of this thread. I touched on two situations of grandparents raising grandchildren, so, I'm not just speaking about my own situation. These both happen to be right in my neighborhood. The boys are no longer invited into my home because they are too ill-behaved for my liking. Their grandparents are constantly showing up on my doorstep wondering where the boys are. One is spoiled and does horribly in school; the other is just kind of left to his own devices. Both sets of grandparents show a strong tendency toward spoiling the kids--not so much with material things, but by letting them get away with bad behavior. They don't have the energy or fortitude to back up their threats and punishments--I have witnessed it multiple times. Even my son is shocked at how the grandparents always welch on their punishments. My son is always allowed into their homes though their boys are not allowed into mine in what seems like an attempt to use him as a sitter--to keep their boys out of their hair for awhile. One or the other of them (the grandparents) is always out of commission due to health problems. Both boys can be heard out in the street cursing and screaming at their grandparents from time to time.