Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lessons My Grandson Taught Me; Part 5

So, my grandson taught me another lesson tonight; if his parents and Opa can eat at Boston Pizza, so can he. I didn't know that breast milk was on the menu, but apparently it was available.

It seems, however, that it is expected that nursing mom's cover up when feeding in public. Personally, I'm really not sure what the big deal is with this covering up stuff, and as illustrated by the picture on this post, the idea of "covering up" is apparently subject to interpretation. But Mom being somewhat modest, and not wishing to offend, covered my grandson and his dinner dish behind a blanket. Still, I don't get it; it's not like other customers are going to ask for the same meal my grandson had, and complain when it's not available to them. If nursing isn't the most natural and normal mother and newborn child activity, I don't know what is.

Another lesson my grandson taught me was that, if Mom eats the wrong foods, grandson ultimately also eats the wrong foods. It seems that the pizza Mom had for lunch, didn't agree with my grandson for dinner. It's interesting how that works; spicy lunch for Mom, equals heartburn for grandson. As the old adage suggests, apparently nursing Mom's really are "eating for two."

In our dinner out at BP's, I also learned that, no matter how awesome Opa is, no matter how many funny faces and goo's and gaa's Opa makes, when hic-ups and upset tummy's come about, there are no one's arms quite as comforting as Mom's. A lesson my grandson taught me is, that he sure has an awesome Mom (and his Dad's pretty cool too). For that, I am grateful and blessed.

Well there you have it; two days shy of being seven weeks old, and I already can't believe how rich this little man has made me feel. I'm hard-pressed to think of anything else this old world could possibly offer me that would trump the joy and blessing of being an Opa to this little man. (And if he inherits even only half of his Opa's sense of humour, I will be doubly blessed).

Photo Source: Unknown (via Facebook)
Lessons My Grandson Taught Me; Part 4
Lessons My Grandson Taught Me; Part 3
Lessons My Grandson Taught Me; Part 2
Lessons My Grandson Taught Me; Part 1

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