You always suspected the truth. I have the proof.
Tuesday evening, about 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time, one of my co-workers who looks much too young to become a grandmother became just that. She shared the news with us first thing this morning, saying that she can’t wait to babysit and spoil the grandchild. One of my other co-workers, a veteran grandmother who looks even much too younger to be a veteran grandmother, spoke up.
“Good for you, but you gotta have the right technique.”
“Technique?” asked the rookie grandmother.
“Yeah, when you start babysitting your grandkid, her mother is going to give you a long list of rules before she and hubby go out–all kinds of stuff like what to feed them, what not to feed them, when to feed them, how late they can watch TV, how to put them bed, all that stuff. Now there’s a trick to spoiling grandkids.”
“Wait ten minutes after the parents have left, at least ten minutes in case they come back because they forgot to tell you something. Then you say, ‘Wanna cookie?'”
See? It’s not just your rugrats’ grandmother who wants to spoil the little sprats. All grandmothers want to spoil your kids.
And they network.
And Christmas is coming.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Vonn Scott Bair