I noticed a lot of the volunteers at my child's school are grandmothers, and its not they are sweet and just helping us out. They are being mom to their grandchildren. I dont always know the back story, its not my business to ask. Ive heard a few back stories and I find them all sad. Most arent the parents died and left children to grandparents, its just that the parents have pretty much checked out.
I find this very sad, why have a child you dont want to raise? Moms around but she just is too busy working and dating and being social leaving grandma to volunteer, help with homework, tuck in beds and so on. I dont get it. My sons grandparents are very loving and involved but not even the 10th of the what these grandmas at my child's school is.
What are your opinions of this, is this common at your childs school, do you see it more now of days?
BTW growing up none of my friends were raised by their grandparents, all had there parents doing that job.