Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Joys of Children and Grandbabies by Leann Harris

The other day, my husband and I took care of our granddaughter. She's four months old. Well, let me tell you, she ate our lunch. I adore her and her smile can melt my heart, but toward the end of our time with her, she wanted her mother and there was nothing my husband and I could do to make her happy. Standing on our heads would not have cut it. When my daughter came home, she fed the baby and put her in her swing. That little stinker happily cooed and waved her arms and legs, leaving my husband and I dumbfounded. But would I trade it. No. (The picture is of my children and granddaughter.)
When I was writing the book out this month, the two little boys in the story won my heart. At eight and six, they said all sorts of things and added fun. And I can't forget their younger sister. It's a handful for any cowboy to deal with, but Joel did, along with falling in love with their mom.

8 comments:

Jean C. Gordon said...

Beautiful baby, Leann.

I know not everyone likes kids in romance novels, but I do. But, then, I had names for my kids picked out when I was in high school -- not that we used them. :)

Leann Harris said...

Thanks, Jean. My husband and I argued about what to name our first child. I wouldn't name a boy 'junior'. I thought each child should have their own name. The point was moot, since the first baby was a girl. The son got his own name.

Pamela Tracy said...

LOL, sounds like you had quite a day with the grandbaby :)

Missy Tippens said...

Sounds so fun! I can't wait for grandchildren someday. :)

Merrillee said...

I think kids add another dimension to a romance novel, whether they are related to the hero or heroine or not. Leann, your experience reminds me of our day today, a day spent with the granddaughters, and now one has the stomach flu. Are we next?

Sandra Orchard said...

grandkids are the best! My next one is due in August. Yippee!!

Deb Kastner said...

Grandkids are so much more fun than kids--you get to spoil them! My Cowboy Country series (which started out as three books and will now be nine) is all about Cowboys and babies. I find an interesting dynamic in exploring how men respond to becoming fathers (many times instant fathers.)

Leann Harris said...

I heard you Deb.