Right now I'm feeling like a bad grandma. I had a lot to do today, but I opted to start off with my water aerobics class, one of my favorite ways to keep fit, and one that helps me meet my Presidential Active Lifestyle goals. Then it was home to edit my About.com newsletter (Have you signed up?) and call my doctor about a snafu with a prescription. I fit breakfast in there, fielded a couple of phone calls and answered emails. About 3:30 I remembered: I was supposed to have gone to one of my grandson's school programs this afternoon.
Bad Grandma! I kicked myself around the house and then kicked Grandpa, too, because I had told him about the program, and he didn't remember either. I know that most people my age (and younger) occasionally forget things, but that doesn't keep me from feeling bad. It is a good illustration of the principle that grandparenting isn't always fun, because it brings extra responsibilities and sometimes a lot of guilt.
Have you ever been a bad grandma? Make me feel better by sharing your grandparenting gaffes in a comment below.