When MA wanted her very own baby.
There never was a boyfriend serious enough to consider marriage. But still, wanting a baby was there.
Now the baby "want" is gone, she let go of it quite easily. After all there are so many other things that are interesting for her to do. And now that she's a Great Great Aunt to many babies in her family. She finds that is enough.
Of course when you live with "old" people like you who continue to bring babies home, because, well, they just can't move on as easily. And haven't found anything more fun than this to do!
Then you get to hold babies more often than maybe you'd like!
Maybe you even wonder when Tom and E are going to start acting their ages, and live lives like their peers! Relaxing at the lake drinking yummie drinks in lawn chairs. Eating out, re-decorating, something- anything- but babies?!
But then you remember, these babies LOVE you, look up to you and you get to tell them what to do!
When you tire of them you tell on them!
And Tom and E are like your 2nd family after 25 years.
So you can surely put up with their antics another 25 years, right? Please!
MA had a bad cold here, excuse the drippy nose. :o) She couldn't hold Julius (aka wiggle bug) because he's a handful to hold and does not pose for pictures!! LOL!