Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Grandma's Blog


New Orleans: My son Cory, my sister Terry, my daughter-in-law Jamie, our best friend Melissa and me.

Someone asked me recently if I'm concerned about my future grandchildren finding and reading my blog and seeing all the pictures and reading all the stories about my escapades. I'll answer that question here for everyone to see.

I come from a huge fun loving Cajun family. In Cajun families, dancing, eating together, listening to music and being with your family and friends is not evil. It's what life is all about. Everything else is just filler.

The drinking issue has to be addressed and boundaries drawn, but to pretend like it isn't happening would be hypocritical and a lie. To pretend that your children are going to drink or not drink based solely on your example is a sure path to disappointment.

Set a good example and reinforce all the facts that your children hear every day about the dangers of alcohol. Let them know that you'll always be there for them no matter what. Teach your children well that family and friends and fun along with hard work and treating everyone with respect and kindness are the important things in life.

Then, with a little luck and a lot of prayer, they'll turn out just fine, regardless of what they find on grandma's blog.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMEN SISTER GIRL!!!

Babysis

Laurie's Proud Mom said...

Laurie, you said that just Beautiful, I couldn't have said it
any better or more beautiful. You make me even more proud of my 4 wonderful kids. As Babysis said "Amen Sister Girl".LOVE YOU ALL.

Serena Joy said...

Perfect!

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Awesome post, Laurie! Will your family adopt me? Haha. :)

Lorna said...

Did you steal that from our shared brain?

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well spoken, Ms. Anderson.

Laurie said...

Baby Sis - Yes indeedy.

Mom - Aw, that's nice. Love you, too.

Serena Joy - :)

Jen - Sure, we'll adopt you.

Lorna - Absolutely!

Old Horsetail - Well, thanks dude.

TexasGal said...

Amen to that! Life it too short to live it any other way!

Laura said...

I've been trying to think of a good comment. Don't have one except that I noticed you put dancing first. I wish my family liked dancing, but we seem to have the rest of it covered, so I guess that's enough. :-)

Laurie said...

Texas Gal - Yes, it is.

Laura - We are dancing fools...emphasis on the fools part.

Gnightgirl said...

My grandmother is still alive, 88 years old, married 3 times in her life, and I would *love* to hear her stories, and read her secret blog. I was 23 the first time I attended a wedding with her, and found out she could "cut a rug."

Excuse me, while I go do some interrogatin'!

Laurie said...

Gnight Girl - Absolutely! All of my grandparents were real characters. Lots and lots of stories there.

thenewmrsf said...

What a fantastic piece of wisdom, Laurie. I think I'll print it out and rely upon it when my lil' one gets to be a big girl, and experiences the various foibles big girls (like you & I) experienced as well. Bravo, my friend. Now...will you write something for me in my father's day card? :-)

Laurie said...

Mrs. F - Aren't you sweet! Hopefully, we'll get to hang out Saturday. :)

Lela said...

You go girl!

Laurie said...

Lela - Thanks!