Thursday, October 27, 2011


Today my oldest grandson turns 18.  The age of legal majority, able to vote, purchase alcohol (I don’t think that has changed in NZ…has it?), get married without parental consent, sign contracts.  And I’m thankful that my daughter has raised a young man who I know can be trusted with those responsibilities.  Not so sure about the getting married bit, I think the age of consent for that should be a lot older.  But I will keep my cynicism under control on that score. 


I’m the typical doting grandmother.  I’ve adored this boy since the moment he was born.  He’s brought everyone in the family constant joy with his loving, good natured ways.  I sorta miss being able to hug him to my breast but, to make up for it, he hugs me to his chest.  


Congratulations to my beautiful boy.   

11 comments:

  1. This handsome young man looks like a chip off the Paddock family block. If grandmother is not being too prejudice, he sounds as nice as he looks.
    Happy Birthday to your grandson..

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  2. What a handsome young man - Happy Birthday to him!

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  3. Many happy returns to him.

    (I agree about the marriage bit! I reckon about 36 should the age...)

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  4. How lovely! He looks like a very nice young man and I bet it doesn't seem 5 minutes since he was born. Happy Birthday to him and long may he hug you!! Sarah x

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  5. Happy birthday to a very handsome chap. And who's the gorgeous girl?

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  6. Congratulations. And I agree with Scriptor about the age for marriage although I'd put it at 47. Maybe there should be something with marriage that equates with driving -- a learner's permit.

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  7. Your grandson is a handsome young man. Happy birthday wishes to him.

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  8. Yes, Pauline, you have every reason to be proud of him.

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  9. What a pround Grandmother you are! He is very handsome, and obviously much loved by all of you! x

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  10. You have every reason to be proud of your children and grandchildren. What a wonderful and loving family you all are.

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  11. I feel the same way about my gorgeos 18 year old grandson
    Love him to bits

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