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The Grandparent Detox

Submitted by on February 9, 2010 – 12:29 pm3 Comments

Grandparent Detox:Dealing With Kids After a Sleepover At Grandparents House

By Lizzie Bermudez

I love that my girls get to see my parents quite often. And I love it even more that my parents are always up for hosting the gals for a few nights. I’m telling ya, it’s like a win-win. The girls get great bonding time with their grandparents and the hubby and I get to reconnect.

But what I can’t stand is the 48-hour “grandparent detox” period I have to endure when my daughters return from visiting with Lolo and Nana.

Take a look.

What happens when your kids come back from visiting the Abuelos?

Lizzie Bermudez is a television reporter who recently launched lizziebtv.com. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Carrie says:

    Oh dear, Lizzie…I love this so. When we are with my parents, what I often here is: “Pobrecita.” Or, poor thing. Because I am constantly monitoring the amount of stuff my kid gets from them.
    Of course, I am wrong and I just need to let them spoil the crapola out of her…You’re lucky to have your parents close.

  • Marta says:

    Hi Lizzie,

    I can’t tell you how much I loved this video post!

    One day, I will be that grandparent!!


  • Great post! My sister and I know this “grandparents detox” with our kids. Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money. My parents are in a much different place now financially. When the grand kids get to visit at Nana and Tata’s they have their own jolly jumper in the backyard, a motorized jeep to ride around on the ranch, hot wheels motorized tracks, cows, chickens and cupboards filled with foods like Fruit Loops and Mac and Cheese. They have a blast and then for weeks after we have to deal with our kids begging to go to Nana and Tata’s house. Despite the begging I love the fact that Nana and Tata’s house is such a magical and wonderful place for my daughter. I see the joy my parents get from spoiling their grandchildren with toys, food and most of all love and attention.

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