Wrestling with Grandma by Janet Jones


What an incredible, beautiful year 2014 was! Pam and I both became grandparents for the 3rd time! So here on the last day of 2014 we leave you with a small tribute to our little ones…



Wrestling with Grandma


Little hands, little feet

Chubby cheeks, hair so sweet

Belly laughs from ones so little

Screams of joy—me caught in the middle.


Our makeshift tent surrounds us all

Hung over the couch, the sheets always fall

But it’s part of the game when catastrophe happens

“Crash!” one of us yells as we tumble with passion.


“Again! Again!” is the battle cry

And we scramble back up as I wonder why

I risk these old bones with such rough play

But the sound of giggles never fails to sway.


I gather up sheets and grandchildren too

Untangling the mess we’ve gotten into

If only life was so easy to solve

Just pick up the little ones—throw a sheet over us all.


  1. Desiree says:

    As usual beautiful
    Live well
    Love well

    Get your book published

    I miss you both so much
    Love to all


  2. Pamela says:

    Miss you two, RCB! And hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you–Love and Best Wishes and Happy New Year!


  3. Rosemary Boyd says:

    That is a great poem Janet of the Grandkids. I know how you feel have lot of them too. I love them all and still more coming. It is Great having a large family that we have.

  4. Janet says:

    Thanks Desiree and Mother! And yes, I love our large family and being a Grandma is wonderful!


  5. Stephany says:

    Glad to have provided you with poetic inspiration. We’ll be over again soon to mess up your house, eat all your food, and make you take care of the kids!

  6. Janet says:

    Anytime Stephany!


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