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* Proud grandfather story.* by johnnyBgood! on 16 February 2012 10:23pm
Jacob John was here a couple of hours ago. He's 10 months old and getting more confident in his walking. He loves my old cat McGill and gently stroked his head and said "cat" !
Wait for this one....
Instead of crying for a nappy change, he fetched his changing bag containing his nappies etc and handed them to Meg !
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by Lounge Trekker on 17 February 2012 3:45am
You sound like you were born to be a proud Grandfather.
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by Spursfan2 on 17 February 2012 10:53am
Sounds a lovely young chap, he is obviously a joy to you.

We have our grandson Simon, his fiancee and their 6-month old baby staying here for a few days. Tulisa is a little cutie.
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by suzulu on 17 February 2012 2:05pm
Intelligent little chap!
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by johnnyBgood! on 17 February 2012 7:18pm
He's here atm. Yes, he is a bright child but I'm more proud of his sunny nature.......and his grandad's good looks. ;)
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by Spursfan2 on 18 February 2012 10:59am
Poor Tulisa is suffering - snuffly, upset tum and teeth!

Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by johnnyBgood! on 26 February 2012 6:56am
Jacob stayed with us last night. He's upstairs sleeping with 'the wee yin' while grandad is down here smoking his lungs out.
What a boy he is. Talk about johnnythemonkey, he climbs like a chimp ! I gave him an empty sweet tin ('Roses'), which quickly turned from being a drum into a footstool for yet more mischief !
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by Spursfan2 on 28 February 2012 12:25pm
It's SO nice to hear your Jacob stories, Johnny. You're obviously very proud of him.

Alfie is such a bright child! I'm not saying our other 4 grandchildren are not, but it just shows you how much money can play in a child's upbringing. Our daughter was never well off and suffered a violent marriage (first 2 kids) and a violent long-term partnership (3rd and 4th). Thank heavens she is now in a happy and stable 2nd marriage, but the children didn't go to various classes etc when they were preschool children, though we did pay for the eldest to have ballet lessons. Maybe as a result (I don't know) the 2 adult ones went off the rails and the 2nd youngest one, who is 13, is worse than the first 2 put together ALREADY (staying out for days, saying she wants to be put into care, you name it - her poor mom and stepdad (I'm pleased to say they all call him 'Dad') are at their wits end).

On the other hand, Alfie comes from a stable background - his Mom and Dad lived together for over 10 years before getting married a couple of years before his birth. Both parents were working, and had good jobs, though his Mom had a year off for maternity leave. He wants for nothing, and even has his own i-pad (in fact this common amngst his contempories. They went to Cyprus last winter and at mealtimes EVERY toddler had an i-pad!). He is brilliant at 'finger scrolling' - if that is the correct term - and finding what he wants on the i-pad. He isn't 2 until the end of March and has been doing this for months!! He went to Baby Sensory Classes and Baby Swimming amongst other things, and now goes to Toddler Sensory (I think it is called), Swimming and Soccer Tots.

The result of these classes (in my opinion) is that he crawled early and was walking at 10 months; is talking (albeit a few words at a time); and is as bright as a button.

I wish the other 4 could have had such a good start, but we did our best to help.

If Alfie doesn't play footie for England one day or become a computer whizz, there is no justice in the world!!


Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by johnnyBgood! on 4 March 2012 6:54pm
Jacob is here atm. Meg and his mum took him for his first proper haircut today and say that he sat still and wasn't in the least bothered. He looks like 'a big boy' now. :)
Re: * Proud grandfather story.* by johnnyBgood! on 10 March 2012 10:09pm
We had 'the beautiful boy' staying with us last night. He slept from roughly 9pm till 9am !
The only time I've heard him cry in many weeks was because this old fool did a loud whistle and frightened the life out of him. :( Wee Meg was not happy.
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