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Old 01-02-08, 09:12 AM
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Does that make me great?

If my grandson is living with a woman who has three children (not his) does that make me a great grandfather?
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Old 01-02-08, 09:15 AM
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If not great, then at least adequate!
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I always thought you were great.
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I always thought you were great.
Thanks. I can see already that I'm going to have to post threads like this more often.
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Yes! I think? I guess? Who knows.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If my grandson is living with a woman who has three children (not his) does that make me a great grandfather?
Of course that makes you a great grandfather. Just remember all grandkids are great
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If my grandson is living with a woman who has three children (not his) does that make me a great grandfather?
Check your wallet and Visa card bill. Are you broke? Then maybe.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If my grandson is living with a woman who has three children (not his) does that make me a great grandfather?
Not sure you want a serious answer. My other hobby is genealogy. From a genealogy point of view you have no relation. If you grandson were to marry this woman, you could consider yourself a Step great grandfather; although that isn't a "real" relationship title. If your grandson were to father a child with this woman, whether he married her or not, you would be a great grandfather to that child only.
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If I were you I would go and stay with this family for a week or longer and see if they accept you as grandfather. If they can put up with you for that long- then you are not living up to your usual standards.
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Old 01-02-08, 11:02 AM
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If I were you I would go and stay with this family for a week or longer and see if they accept you as grandfather. If they can put up with you for that long- then you are not living up to your usual standards.
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A family can be many things. Generally, it is the people in them who determine who is family and who is not. Hence, you, your son, the woman he lives with, and the kids are the only ones who can determine if you are a great grandfather.
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Do the kids consider your Grandson to be their Dad? If they do, consider yourself a Great Grandad.

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If my grandson is living with a woman who has three children (not his) does that make me a great grandfather?

Depends on your perspective. Do you accept them as yours? Then that would make you a great grand father. If they are the kids of the woman your grandson is living with, then they are just kids with whom you have become acquainted. Me, I have a neighbor that has a kid I absolutely adore. He's not my grandson but he is my grandneighbor.
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Can one be Great and Grand and a Father all at the same time? If so, go for it!
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Depends. Is anyone involved a cousin?
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Can one be Great and Grand and a Father all at the same time? If so, go for it!
There are some remote parts of the country where it might be possible.
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Originally Posted by Sgt Fury View Post
Depends on your perspective. Do you accept them as yours? Then that would make you a great grand father. If they are the kids of the woman your grandson is living with, then they are just kids with whom you have become acquainted. Me, I have a neighbor that has a kid I absolutely adore. He's not my grandson but he is my grandneighbor.
So true. Every Christmas, we have a house full of relatives that has expanded to include relatives of in-laws, children of SOs, etc. I have to stop and think occasionally about who is related to who. It's been going on so long, that I call my brother's mother-in-law "Mom."
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
So true. Every Christmas, we have a house full of relatives that has expanded to include relatives of in-laws, children of SOs, etc. I have to stop and think occasionally about who is related to who. It's been going on so long, that I call my brother's mother-in-law "Mom."
Well now that's just sick! How can you call even your mother-in-law "mom" much less your brother's mother-in-law?

Me? I call my brother's mother-in-law by her name. But boy-oh-boy she's a saint (and wealthy)! I wish she was my mother-in-law!
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Google the old country song "I'm my own grandpa" that will explain it all
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