Monday, February 21, 2005

Carpe Diem

My grandpa is in the hospital with a destroyed hip, and my grandma is one floor below him with pneumonia.

I sent them a card that Owen colored and stickered and some of Owen's artwork from preschool.

It's about the only thing I could think of to do to make them happy, but I get the feeling that they're kind of over cutesy grandkid/great-grandkid things.

The last time I saw them, they seemed kind of removed from Owen and Stew, as if they knew that they wouldn't be alive for much of their lives and didn't want to invest much more in them than polite inquiries.

I don't say this as a criticism of them- it's more that I am sad that two people who have been so important and influential in my life are just...done. Their lives aren't over but they are over life.

When they first became grandparents, they were involved with their grandkids closely. Their own years as parents probably felt as if they were yesterday and they helped with babysitting and nursing and doled out advice to the nervous new parents.

Now it seems they are looking on their stint as parents the wrong way through a telescope with everything very far away and out of focus. They are too unhealthy to babysit and too out of touch with parenthood to give advice. Those squirming little babies must just seem very very young to them.

And that's where we will be in fifty years. Give or take a few. Enjoy 'em while you got 'em, people.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, sarah,what happened to tat ''crazy mongolian on de loose stuff''? yo neva mentioned it since? what happend? Did he tear your wall down? did he eat yor dog? or did he just ate your kidz ahaha? i guess you must have been so embaressed for yourself writing that stupid stuff( that thingy about mongolian which shoved how dumb you are), thicko!!!!ahaha...so tell me about it...

Sarah Ford said...

is this mays? or dave? or sweaty ditka?

Mike said...

Dear pussy ass anonmous!!
I understand you have an issue with Sarah talking about the hired help aka "crazy mongolian," But your comments this late in the blog are, well besides bad times,(since she wrote that like four months ago) MAKE NO FUCKIN SENCE!!It appears that you are trying to make fun of her, but if you really read what you wrote, you will see you made an ass of yourself. Maybe that is why you are to fuckin chicken to sign your name!!! Get a life!

amka said...

emm..Mike would you butt out pls, i kno tat stuff was 4 months ago..duh..im not dumb like ure friend sarah there ...think my comments make no sense? then youre fuckin dumb too..omg...and dont call me chicken i tell you my name, my name is Amka, like im scared...and im not trying to make fun of tat dummy...you are the one who should get life YOU FUCKIN HOE!

Mike said...

LOL, ok either amka is really joking, or has no idea just how stupid they sound. So I am going to assume that it is someone Sarah knows and just just playing around. Because honestly if you are a real bitter person named Amka, then do me a big favor and reread your comments you posted and then tell me honesty that you don't sound like a ignorant, dumb ass who is in Jr high! So haha we get the joke, or in your case ahaha

amka said...

Yeah..im in high school but not jr one...and im not even jokin...i might be ignorant but not dumb like yers...so sort yer fuckin ead out...FSA...

Mike said...

LOL Amka, High school that explains it. good day to you.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Jesus, Amka. Please take a basic english course or at least buy a damn dictionary.

Anonymous said...

whos tat sayin gettin dictionary and all tat shit...so yo sayin tat i cant speak damn english...bitch...oh wat happened to tat Sarah lol, scared ? haha...oh yeh watch ure back will yo...haha...

Kyle Ford said...

Ok, this thread is getting old. Done.

Mike said...

Amka, Sarah doesn't have to respond to trash!! However, I have no problem talking to trash like you, makes me feel good about me! So, you dumb ass little kid, grow the fuck up! Now as for your english it sucks, I hope you speak better then you fuckin type!! I do give you credit for knowing how to turn on and use a computer. Good for you, keep working on it. Maybe one day you will learn how to spell, or at least use spell check!! Thanks again for your existence, I now know I am truly better then others!!

Kyle Ford said...

Again, this thread is getting old. Done.

Big D said...

I was the one asking amka to buy a damn dictionary. Either that let us all know what high school you go to so that we can make sure our children don't go there.