Our first grandchild is due tomorrow (well, I guess if you want to get technical about it I should confess that it's my step-grandchild - there are those (me) who would say I shouldn't be old enough to have a genetic grandchild :)) Anyway, it's got me thinking about what it was like becoming a parent.
Parenthood is a transformation. Once you have a child, you never look at the world quite the same way again. You do the basics - feed, clothe, shelter, and care for your child - but it goes way beyond that.
You do what makes them happy.
Case in point: Last week, I took my kids to see Transformers.
(yes, there's more!)
I sat through the whole thing!
I'm pretty sure that qualifies as parental devotion.
Transformers is not a movie I would have chosen to see - ever - but my kids and their cousins wanted to go, so my sister and I did what parents do: we allowed our eardrums to be assaulted for, like, 2 1/2 hours (it was r e a l l y long - well, maybe not, but it seemed endless!) while we feigned interest in the robot drama so that our kids could have a good time. Which they totally did.
But that's what I'm talking about. Being Transformed :)
What have you done with or for your kids recently that you never would have done without them?
(And feel free to place bets on the actual arrival date and gender of our grandbaby - we've got a bracket going that rivals March Madness!)