My grandchildren…………..Mis nietos


What? You have grandchildren? Many of my Canadian and American friends reading this will wonder about this one. My close friends and my friends in Mexico will know what I’m talking about. You see, I have both unconventional and conventional grandchildren. I’ll begin with the unconventional.

My son Kyle bought his first aquarium while my ex and I were in Las Vegas many moons ago. He knew that his father had forbidden him to pursue this hobby, and the only way was to buy an aquarium, set it up and fill it with fish before we returned. And that is exactly what he did.

Personally, I was delighted. He took good care of those fish and maintained the filters and everything else required. He also had some quite exotic species in there. He quickly learned which fish would be amicable and which fish would devour each other. And when he moved out on his own he took the aquarium with him.

When I visited Winnipeg last summer, he had just acquired a second aquarium, larger than the first one. You guessed it! All those fish are my grandchildren…….my grandfishies!



When I returned to Winnipeg two years ago for surgery, I babysat my other grandchildren while my daughter Kimmy was away. Tigger and Tessa were so affectionate. They loved to cuddle and were great company. 


I have yet to meet my third grandkitty. My daughter lives in Ontario now and Jimmy came into her life about three months ago. What a sweetheart! I can hardly wait to meet her!


The more conventional grandchildren in my life really are children! When I lived in Culiacan three years ago, Juan and Lucila literally adopted me into their family. At the time they had one child, Juan Carlos. He calls me his Canadian abuelita. The family expanded with the birth of Jose Agustin two years ago. 


And as I write this, we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of a third child due this month!

I love all my grandchildren and I am truly blessed to have grandfishies, grandkitties and nietos in my life!


About iamkaren23

I am a Canadian writer currently living in East Wenatchee, Washington. I published When Glad Becomes Sad in 2009. My second book, Alive Again, was published in March of 2015. Both are self-help books. I am currently working on a third book, this time a work of fiction.

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