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Old 09-12-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hi from Cebu

I am a 55 year old guy with two grown up children. I have a big problem I want to have grandchildren, but these kids are not yet attached. While waiting I am preparing for my retirement. I have saved already 1/4 of my goal. Hope to reach that in 5 years.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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Welcome. Have you considered working with kids in need on a volunteer basis until (or if ) your kids decide to have kids of their own?

Good luck with your retirement plan.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:35 AM   #3
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Good Idea

Haven't thought of that. Although, once every two weeks, my wife and I go to her sister's grandson to have an intellectual discussion. This five year old boy is just amazing. He talks like an adult. And he dispenses with his advice like a shrink.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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Hi!

It may take a while to get grandkids... My Mom discovered that too. And meanwhile started a 'fairytales' weekly book-reading session for the kids from our street - the kids loved it, the parents loved it, Mom was happy...!! (She read a picture book or two, then they drew and maybe did puppets, and once a year they performed for the parents at a street 'party')

Just a suggestion, if maybe you and your wife liked something like that!
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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Mabuhay

Welcome and all that. Look around and make yourself at home. Good luck with the grandkids, my parents had to wait until they were 62.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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That's a good idea

Freeline, you are as young as our daughter.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:43 PM   #7
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Our first (and only) grandchild came along when my daughter was 35, and I was 59. I really didn't expect that there were going to be any, but she's here, and going on four! She's a blessing. As they say, "If I had known how much fun grandchildren would be, I'd have had them first"

Hang in there.....
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:21 AM   #8
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Well, they say 30s are the new 20s!

Puzzley, the story of your daughter is inspiring!

Another idea, Mom also has a sponsored kid in Africa, and she loves getting pictures etc. I have a sponsored kiddie in Brasil, & joked to my parents they were to be grandparents once I signed up for it! (cheaper than a real kid, and teaching me some responsibility, hopefully!) There are various programmes, in some it is encouraged to send letters & photos etc. here and forth!

Other than that, showing lots of love & courtesy to your wife (& vice versa) will be the most of inspiration to the kids to get married!
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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My mother used to bother me (her oldest child) about having grandchildren. I never did it, but my siblings produced nine of the little darlings before they figured out what was causing it.

Be careful what you ask for...
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:45 AM   #10
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Big Family

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My wife has 2 brothers and 4 sisters. We are five in the family. The average no. of children for the two families combined is 2.4. I don't mind having 8 grandkids, two for each of our children. Haven't asked them though. I know they will object.
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