The Lola Diaries: How Children Learn & Teach Us

How Children Learn & Teach Us (as we get older)

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

Since she was a newborn, my niece Kaylee spend many weekends with us so Lola has become a different kind of grandmother to her than the others she has in her life. She’s learned to help us take care of Lola in her own way, and she can always put a smile on Lola’s face. Well, most of the time. ;)

The Lola Diaries - how children learn and teach us