Even though I’m a grown woman, it’s still nice to have my mom around. Six months after Ryan was born, my mom was laid off her job. This may sound like a bad thing, and it is, but it has also turned out to be a good thing. For both of us.

My mom gets to come over on a regular basis and play with her grandson. She is fortunate that she doesn’t have to work right now, she lives close, and she has a significant amount of free time. Not all grandparents are blessed with this wonderful situation. Let’s be honest, not all grandparents are always welcome!

The plus for me is that I get to spend a lot of time with my mom because I get to stay home too. She can also help me watch Ryan while I do things around the house or run errands. Sometimes she also watches Ryan so that Todd and I can go out to a nice peaceful dinner. Just the two of us. {Of course we still talk about the kids though!}

It’s great having my mom around to help me out, but I also enjoy when we can just hang out in the backyard while Ryan and Charlie play, take Ryan to the park, or go and walk around the mall or neighborhood to get out of the house for a little while.

I know not every parent is lucky enough to have their mom around to help. I’m so thankful for our situation and that my mom gets to be here to spend time with her grandson while he grows up. Thanks for all you do, Mom!

Have you thanked your parents recently for all they do?