Sometimes we end up in situations with our grandchildren where we don’t necessarily want to be. We want to be a grandparent, but at the same time, we don’t necessarily want to take on all of the responsibilities of a parent. It’s a difficult situation at times.
In the following joke, a grandfather finds himself in a rather awkward position. He was with his grandchild, and the young one was really acting up. As the young one continued to wreak mayhem on the older man’s life, he came up with a plan, and it was enough to get you laughing.
A woman is following a grandfather and his badly-behaved grandson at the supermarket.
He has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets, biscuits – all sorts of things. The grandad is saying in a controlled voice, “Easy, William, we won’t be long … easy boy.”
Another outburst and she hears the grandad calmly say, “It’s okay, William. Just a couple more minutes and we’ll be out of here. Hang in there, boy.”
At the checkout, the little horror is throwing items out of the trolley. The grandad says again in a controlled voice, “William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes, stay cool William.”
Very impressed, she goes outside to where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She says, “It’s none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandad.”
“Thanks,” says the grandpa. “But I am William. The little bastard’s name is Kevin.”