Becoming a grandmother is a wonderful thing if you are ready for it and even if you are not ready to be bestowed with the title. As a grandmother I found out that the job is harder than I imaged. The little people are challenging and competitive and the adult children are more troublesome now than when you raised them yourself. This is a learning lesson that most mothers learn at some point in their life time and its heartwarming and informative for grandmother’s to be. In these pages you can share my journey of the ups and downs of a grandmother and maybe if you are having these same issues you will feel better knowing that we all belong to a club and get the same pouts when we say no to something and use the same psychology when it’s time for bed.
J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. Enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She had a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action. In addition to writing she runs a blog called Janice's Take On It at www.janiceelliotthoward.com. Her newest project is a podcast called "Thoughts in the Car" that can be found at soundcloud.com/jyhoward or in the iTunes store.
I should have been more concerned with my son's torment over how his life was about to change. The crackle in his voice told me that he was scared but I totally ignored it. Instead I was rejoicing that I would not have to pay for college any longer. Hey, that's the one thing that I could control the rest was on them.
Being A Grandmother
All I could think about is that I will no longer have to pay out-of-state tuition for this fool. He is about to qualify as independent. The way college tuition works is that as long as your student is under the age of twenty-four, the parent’s income and location is the deciding factor when it comes to tuition cost. I was paying a huge sum of money for community college because I lived out-of-state. The only way that I would not have to pay is if he got married, became a parent or reached the age of twenty-four. This baby on the way, got me off the hook, and it was as far as I could see at the moment.