Where to take my GRANDSON!

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Last night I became grandfather for the first time.
Where should we go for our first outback trip?
His mum won't let him go just yet, but I've got to start planning.

PS Being a Grandpa is okay..... do I really need to sleep with a grandma now?
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 00:45

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 00:45
Royce you prick! Lucky bastard!!

Relax mate. It's the Dad wot buggers off, not the Grandad!

We (missus'n me), live in hope Old Man, we live in hope.

Best of health to child and mother eh, and may good health accompany them on their adventures through life.
Bagus sekali. dan selamat jalan.

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Reply By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 00:49

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 00:49
Congrats Royce,
You can take him any where, so long it is in Oz. You are in for a wonderful, great and any other word you can think of, time with him. I only have one of each, GD 3 1/2 and GS 5. he will love it where ever you take him.
Happy gradfathering (if thats a word)
Love the bush

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Reply By: Member - len W SWANSEA (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 06:08

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 06:08
congrats Royce

i have four of the little terrors two living with us at the moment

when he's old enough take him fishing for potty mullet you will have a friend for life

i take two of my older ones there both (5) and we go off a small jetty here put life jackets on them they have a habit of leaning to far over the edge ( oh a boat hook comes in handy to ) then let the fun begin makes you feel young again
oh always keep a camera handy good luck

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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 06:10

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 06:10
Congratulations Royce.............take him round the block!

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Reply By: Member - Motley - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:25

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:25
Our oldest grandson, has just turned 5. he's the oldest of 4 grandsons we have. He's been staying with us for a week and we take him home to his parents today. Grandkids are a delight! A week is just long enough!

last two days he's been fishing with me and I think we both had the best time in ages.

Have fun, but it seems a long time before they notice who you are.

Pete (alias Wah Wah)

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:55

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:55
Congratulations Grandad & Grandma

We have three Grand Daughters, and we love them to bits, the
oldest girl is Eleven and she is Sports mad, she spends all her time
with her dad, they go surfing together, reef fishing every thing
that a son would do, as soon as your Grand Son is old enough,
take him and his Father on a Camping Trip, just the three of you,
they will be your two Best Mates for life.

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Reply By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 08:56

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 08:56
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:45

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:45
Congratulations Royce. We became first time grandparents last November!!!!

Our young Eden James has already been seen on my son's trail bike, and my ride on mower, so he is getting a taste for it.

His mum has banned me from taking to to Maccas in the years to come (he he he) .... but has not mentioned Hungry Jacks.

Enjoy it, as we are doing.

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. (Lewis Carroll-Alice In Wonderland)

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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 14:36

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 14:36

Congratulations. I became a Grandpa in November.

Daughter's Doctor told me:

"Grandchildren are your revenge on your children, and
your reward for not killing your children"
Life's great and it just keeps getting better

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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:15

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 17:15
Royce - Congratulations!

Words from experience - don't even DREAM of taking him anywhere without Grandma coming along too until he is out of nappies. You've been through all that ....

In the meantime, wait till his Dad has had a few months of nappies at 2 am, then make an excuse to go off with him for a few nights - he'll jump at it by then. You probably know where you want to go, but Big Desert is nice and close for Victorians, or head north as far as you can get a leave pass for.

Then when he is potty trained, find somewhere about 1 - 2 hours maximum where you can camp, he can run around, chase birds and kangaroos, and under strict supervision chuck rocks in a creek. But remember the refrain "are we there yet?" - don't even dream of the inback, let alone the outback till he's older.

Get him hooked on camping, and once he demands to go to the outback you are in like flint.

Believe me though, they like a beaut camp site to muck around in for a long time.

At least our eight do.

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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:10

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:10
Fantastic news Royce,
Yes you still need to sleep with grandma !!!
We have 5, 3 boys and 2 girls.
Have taken them camping as soon as they are walking, easier on the back if they can move around the camp on there own.
We love them to bits, but they take up a lot of time LOL
Eldest son and partner moved in with us 3 years ago while we built them a house, with our oldest grandson at 4 years old, and they are about to move out with him at 7 and 2 grandaughters, 2 1/2 and 15 months. We have been blessed to watch them grow up with us on a daily basis.
It will be REALLY REALLY quiet here soon !!!
Other 2 belong to our daughter, boys aged 4 and 2, who live in Adelaide, so we see them as often as we can.
Spent a few days with them last week building them, what was supposed to be a grand cubby, almost turned out to be an adition to the house, HaHaHa
Taking the 3 boys with us this long weekend.
Take them anywhere outdoors and enjoy them as much as you can mate, they grow so fast !!!

Cheers Pesty

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