Grand Baby, Life Lesson, Meet Kevin!

beautiful daughter

A carefree Life!

A few days ago, I became a virtual grandmother.  My daughter brought home one of those “For Real Babies” issued by the school.  This baby is to give the simulation of being a mom.  Yesterday was her third day to be a “Mommy”.  She is sooo tired of the JOB.  However, there is no, spit up, poopie diapers, or other “real life” situations, such as fever, croup, or medical bills.

The first day, the baby cried so hard and Missy Moo (my daughter) could not get the baby calm.  She was not at home with me, Grammie, because she said, “I can do whatever I want this baby won’t slow me down” famous last words…

Well by the time, she came back home my husband and I heard the door open, then a screeching crying. It was the baby; Missy Moo had tried for 45 minutes in a parking lot to get the baby to calm down with no luck.  Papa, my husband, took the baby as I tried to calm my baby.

Papa was able to calm the baby; Missy Moo, on the other hand, was not so easy to calm.  The baby was crying, she was crying and yelling.  I assured her that this assignment was temporary and she would be ok.  She finally calmed down once the baby stopped crying.

The next day, the back fell out of the baby, the batteries came out, and it “died”.  This gave us a good 20 minutes of silence; Missy Moo was in panic mode once again.   Papa and Big Man (my 16-year-old son) was to the rescue and was able to “fix” the baby. I calmed Missy Moo once again.

virtual baby

My Virtual Grandson "Kevin"

I had a great laugh yesterday.  We were at a fast food restaurant and the “baby” had not made a noise since 5pm.  What a great baby, however it was now 7:30pm and we just sat down to eat.  Missy Moo’s boyfriend was just walking towards us with the food. Wouldn’t you know it, just on cue, “Kevin” the baby, began to cry.  He was hungry.  I tried not to laugh, I really did.  However, I could not help it.   Hehehe!

Missy Moo had to sit there while her food was getting cold to feed the baby.  This took 30 minutes. Her boy friend kept trying to see if he needed to do something, to help in some way, but he did never stopped eating.  He is a great boyfriend and once he was finished eating he did  finish feed the baby and burped him.  I was sure to remind them that “Kevin” was an easy baby even on “his” worst day.  Nothing compares to a real baby.

So, as a mom it was hard not to do everything for Missy Moo and “Kevin” but this was a great lesson for my daughter, and for her boy friend for that matter.

Love, puppy love, happiness

They Think They Know It All!

Here is a real life confession: I cannot wait for grand babies.  I just do not want them until the time is right and the baby’s family is just that… “a family” and not just a random  hook up.

Well, I hope you had as good as a laugh as I did.

Please leave your comments or stories about your experience with a “For Real Baby”.  Thanks again for reading and commenting.

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