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Old 01-16-20, 08:18 PM
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About the Grandpa thing..............

Got me thinking, how many grandkids you got?

Me, 9.

Oldest one 18, youngest 6.
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Old 01-16-20, 08:26 PM
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1. He just turned 8.
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2 - girls ages 4 and 7. Older one is the athlete, younger one is the princess.
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Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post
Got me thinking, how many grandkids you got?

Me, 9.
Dayum! 9 from how many children?
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Old 01-16-20, 10:28 PM
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Two, both boys. Three and (nearly) two. Going to visit them tomorrow, for the two-year-old's birthday.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Dayum! 9 from how many children?

4 kids, 2 daughters and 2 stepsons.
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Old 01-17-20, 07:38 AM
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From daughter GS #1 , GS #2 , adopted GD #1 from China as infant with Spina Bifida, adopted GD #2 from China with Spina Bifida. Our Daughter is much better off than we were at her age.

From son a GD with GGS and just before Christmas GGD, GS #1 and GS #2. Our Son retires from Army next week after 22 years from PVT to WO4. If he stayed in WO5 was possible.
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Old 01-17-20, 07:49 AM
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Four from two daughters. One Boy, three young ladies. Two here where we live and two in Penn.
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Old 01-17-20, 08:08 AM
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3. 12, 13 & 14, and I seem to have become less amusing to them since they became teenagers.
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Two granddaughters. 13 and 15.
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10... from 4 years old to 14 years old.
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2 boys, 1 girl plus another arriving in July. Oldest two boys are only 3!!

As a side my daughter was good enough of a runner to run in college. Her husband was a freshman All American runner in Div 1 college. Their son is long and lanky and already loves to run.....
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Two grand-kids, and one great-grand-daughter...(who is my mother-in-law's great-great-grand-daughter).
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None. My kids are 15 so I hope it's a long while.
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- 3 months and counting for numero uno,
eta is 24-April-20
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Old 01-17-20, 06:19 PM
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None, currently, but I keep finding little pills when I vacuum the carpet, which has me worried.
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Two granddaughters.
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Two kids and three grandkids. The grandkids are 10, 8, am 6.
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Old 01-18-20, 08:35 AM
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1 and another on the way!
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Old 01-18-20, 08:36 AM
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Zero, because had no kids. Therefore, I'm still 28 -- on the inside. I never had to grow up past when I got married 33+ yrs ago. I'm Peter Pan -- wrapped up in a grumpy-old-man-body.

BUT we have several generations of kitties! Currently have eleven.
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Old 01-18-20, 12:57 PM
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2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE Asia, saw them last October. Delightful.
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You're all rookies. Sixteen grandkids. Ages range from 5 to 31. It depends a little in how one counts them but I think I have 6 great grandkids.

Every age has own blessings and it's own challenges and that includes the 31 year old.
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I have four daughters and five grandchildren (from my two oldest). A boy and girl 8yo, a boy and girl 6yo, and a 3yo boy. They all live out of state and we don't see them all that often, so video chat is a good thing for us.
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2 kids, Son, eldest, and daughter. Son and his wife adopted 2, siblings, now 9 and 6 (7 in a few weeks). Boy and girl. 2 years ago adopted a third, a boy, now 3. A few months ago, adopted #4 , a girl and younger sibling to the first 2 (different birth father) just 1 year old... My daughter is getting her career and marriage together...
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three, 2, 3, and 5. From my oldest daughter.

Still have three more kids, two are still in school.
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