Vivian: I have two lovely granddaughters.
Adrienne: Granddaughters! What’s it like being a grandma?
Vivian: It is a second chance on life because of when you are raising children as a young person you get caught up in the daily world, but with grandchildren it’s all fun. I don’t have to do this, or I don’t have to do that, and when I get tired I can send them home to their parents.
Adrienne: Right, that’s the best part, right? So what else is different about being a mother versus being a grandmother?
Vivian: Being a mother you are totally responsible for your child. You are trying to raise them the best you know how to raise them and you’re young and everything that you do you know that will be picked up by your child but when you have grandchildren that duty is up to their parents so I don’t feel that I have to really teach them anything. I have to continue the teaching of their parents.
Adrienne: So you get to do all the fun stuff now that you’re a grandma?
Vivian: Yes, it really is fun. They take you by the hand, and take you to the store and point out everything in the world that mom and dad will not give them and it really costs you a lot of money sometimes, unless, you do put your foot down and say, “NO!”
Adrienne: So being a grandma is more expensive that being a parent?
Vivian: Absolutely, but it’s a lot more fun because at this stage of life you have a little bit more money than you had when you were raising your child.
Adrienne: I see. That’s great.