"Good News" Magazine Aug '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 65

Ask Greta Dear Greta, I have a dear friend who recently became a new grand- mother. Needless to say, she was thrilled and was looking forward to babysitting at her home. The baby is now 5 months old, and the child's parents have never asked if the baby could spend the night at my friend's home. The only time my friend sees the baby is if she goes to the parents' house. She asked her son what was going on. He said that because the grandfather occasionally smoked cigars in the home, the house was toxic, and they didn't want their baby exposed to any carcinogens that might remain in the carpet. The grandfather smokes a cigar in the kitchen with an exhaust fan on and the window open. The son said that if they were to get the carpets and upholstery cleaned, and if Grandpa never smoked another cigar in the home again, they would have the grandparents babysit. My friend is an extremely tidy person, and their home is immaculate. She is very upset and hasn't spoken to her son since this conversation. Should Grandpa have to give up his occasional cigar in the kitchen (he would never smoke while the baby was visiting) in order for the parents to allow the baby to come to their home? - Another Grandma Dear Grandma, This cigar-smoking issue might not seem like a big deal to you, but evidently it is to these parents, and when it comes to babies - the parents hold all of the cards. Many new parents don't really like for others to take care of their babies outside of their homes, no matter the condi- tions. Sometimes they loosen up on this, but it's not unusual for parents of a 5-month old to be fairly strict about where their baby spends time. This grandmother needs to swallow her insulted feelings, work things out wih her son, and do what she can to contin- ue to see her grandchild. As long as she and her son aren't speaking, she probably won't be able to see her grandchild. And I don't think a cigar should keep them apart - take the cigar outside! Life is too short to spend arguing about things that don't really matter!! Mail your questions to Greta at: “Good News” P.O. Box 999, McElhattan, PA 17748, or email them to: goodnews@kcnet.org. “ICE CREAM!” Clue Search Puzzle Answers from page 61. UltimateComfortFood FINAL ANSWER: CLUE SEARCH PUZZLE “ICE CREAM!” use answers from page 61! Thought For The Day "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela Thanks for reading “Good News” Magazine! Please flip over to enjoy our other publication, Pawsitively Pets! www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- August -- 63