Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

Rent a Grandbaby Program?


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As nice girls, my sisters and I were taught not to brag–and we Spess girls learned the lesson well. We didn’t brag that we had the toughest jeans or most tangled hair.

 We never bragged that our dad was smartest or that our mom was prettiest (although they were!)

When we grew up and married, we didn’t brag about whose husband had the most hair or whose house had the fewest termites.

We didn’t even brag about our kids being sweetest/smartest/most athletic/had teeth at the youngest age or got potty trained the earliest. (Maybe because they weren’t/didn’t.)

But let me tell you, when grandkids start making the scene, there are no holds barred!

Here’s the deal–I have no grandchildren. Sister Lisa has one, Sister Cindy has two, and Sister Debbie has two.

Just yesterday I called Sister Lisa, and who did she let answer the phone? Her brilliant and beautiful soon-to-have-a-birthday grandson!


And yesterday, the same day, Sister Debbie played Grandmommie right in front of me.

That’s right, she had BOTH her granddaughters for the day. One is a two-year-old and the other ten months. Because she was having so much fun, Sister D invited me, Sister Amy and friend, Bev, over for lunch.

When we got there we walked in, the dog barked and scared the older granddaughter, who started crying. Sister Debbie was already holding one granddaughter, and picked up the other one. One granddaughter in each arm.

Is that shameless bragging or what?

And to make matters worse, both are beautiful and brilliant.

I wonder if there’s an adopt a grandbaby program I can get into? I want one!

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

6 thoughts on “Rent a Grandbaby Program?

  1. The rules change with grandbabies!!

    • I’ve heard that, Terri! I’m so hoping I’ll fiind out one of these days while I can remember the rules. LOL.
      I’m so glad you came by today. You have a beautiful granddaughter!

      • Thank you. I keep Lola 4 or 5 days a week. And yes, I get tired but I am so glad to have this time with her ’cause who really knows the number of our days except God? I enjoy every moment with her. I hope she always remembers me and her Papa. Time passes so quickly anyway. I am blessed to keep her.

  2. I don’t think there are any rules with Grandchildren except to love them all you want & brag, too if you want. When God blesses you with the little sweeties, just run with it & enjoy!

  3. Oh Susan, just wait, you thought having kids was wonderful, let me just say, “HAVING GRANDCHILDREN IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE, or in your case,
    apple cake!!! and btw, I will and do brag on my 2 precious granddaughters, since in FACT, they are beautiful, intelligent and love their grandmommy very much

    And, I will share bragging rights on my girls any time you want to brag on them.
    Love ya

  4. Yay!!! I love your babies.

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