8.2.09

Sorta...

I sort of met my grandson today, although it was only via myspace. My oldest son has 3 children, he has never been married to any of the mothers. He did at least live with the last ones mother for 8 months , until she threw him out and his "best" friend moved in the same day. That is neither here nor there, just ancient history. The oldest child is a girl of 24, who wants nothing to do with him at all, which is ok, none of us has ever met her, so it is not like we are any part of her life anyway. The second is his son who just turned 22. My son met him for the 1st time last year when he turned 21. Since he was on his myspace page i went there to see if he would be my friend, but i had to get his last name in order to get to request him as a friend. I got his last name from my son J and requested to be added. He did add me and then he asked, have we ever met? He didn't know who i was at that point. So i wrote him back and said no, we have never met but your dad is my son. He has written back and says so do I call ya grandma now? and several other questions, which i have answered. I said call me what ya want, my name is kathy. then i told him that i had left a laptop with his dad that was for him, if he was allowed to have it. He says yes so i told him tell your dad you know i left it there for you...that way he will probably at least get it from him. The reason I had to ask if he were allowed to have it is because he lives in a group home, and has limited access to a computer...that was the reason i left it for him. Also because i took my old laptop on the plane when we went to visit the son, but my sweety decided that a little netbook would be much better to use while traveling than a 15" 8# laptop, the new one he bought me is a H.P. mini with a 10" screen and weights about a pound, maybe 2...it actually fit in my purse when we were on the plane coming home, how cool is that? it has a web cam and built in wifi, the only thing they don't have is a cd/dvd player which would suck if you needed to reload the software that came with it. Of course i just had to go over to staples and buy and external one( it is still a secret, but i paid cash so no big deal) at least i can put a couple of games on it now.
Anyway the newly "met" grandson wants to know when we can meet and i told him that the next time we come down to Cali, i would tell his dad ahead of time so that he can make arrangements for us to all go out to lunch and get to know each other better...how fun will that be? I have no idea of course, but he seems to like a lot of stuff that his dad likes, and i told him that his dad and i have the same very warped sense of humor. I hope it isn't too long before we go there again, but it could be until next post Christmas week. I guess I will have to tell my husband about it if we go sooner, but hey, life is full of little surprises, right?

7 comments:

Furtheron said...

That's a great story... I hope you do meet him soon.

Gardenia said...

Yes, life is full of little and BIG surprises! I'm excited for you - my grandchildren are such a source of deep pleasure in life - I think you will enjoy this adventure a lot! Way to go - he'll enjoy having a grannie hip enough to be in MySpace!

keltikdragon said...

Hey hun,
Thats great that he wants to know u ((hugz)), i really hope that u dont have to wait too long until u do though must be tough for u knowing they r all out there!
hope u r ok

The Preacherman said...

Given my...er....lifestyle before I got wed I must admit I've occasionally wondered whether there might one day be a tap on the door and a "Hello dad"....

Not that it worries me unduly if they buy me a pint anyroad ;-)

Hope you get to meet him soon and it all goes well babe x

ldbug said...

Wow, that's actually very exciting! It's always great when a family gets bigger:-) I'm sure your honey will be happily surprised!

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