There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.
Everyone has heard about the 2-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World. There are several reasons why this hit me very hard and I can't stop thinking about it. First, I have a 2-year-old grandson and he's lively and loves playing in the water. Second, we just returned from Disney World.
Two of my grandparents passed away before I was born, another when I was just a few years old and my one grandma, who lived until just a few years ago, was always thousands of miles away on the other side of the world. So it wasn't until recent years that I discovered the joy of having a grandparent -- or rather, being one.
Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?