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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Magic of Grandpa

Son1 was a colicky baby. 
As in he cried/screamed for hours on end at precisely six PM every evening. 
Of course it was when I was alone with him. Husband was at work and my backup (aka my mother) had gone home.

One evening as I was pacing the floor rocking, cuddling, burping, cradling Son1 ……. my father-in-law walked in.
He took the baby from my arms, handed me my car keys and told me to go to a movie and not come back for at least two hours.

The minute, no the SECOND Son1 was in his arms he stopped crying!

I have no idea what Grandpa’s magical powers were, but whenever he held any of his grandchildren in his arms they always stopped fussing.

I will be forever grateful for Grandpa!


  1. What a great guy! We used the vacuum to calm the colicky Young One. The hum of the vacuum was magic. The Young One also loved the vacuum and would hug it during the day. Now all grown up, I doubt she knows what the vacuum looks like (-;

  2. Oh what a wonderful man. This story almost brought tears to my eyes...but I'm doing my best not to cry more than one time a day!

  3. Aww, what a lovely man. He must have known you need some 'you time', how sweet of him.

  4. Awe.......... now that's a sweet story. And he looks like a very sweet man. Hurray for Grandpa!


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