They say babies change a woman's viewpoint on life. Some of the changes I've documented so far deal with the grandparents. My mom and husbands parents visit once a year. My pre-baby reaction is happy to have them visit but I normally stress majorly over keeping the house clean, taking them out to see the sites, cooking frequently, etc. This past visit - they took care of me. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents and for the first time, I experienced real regret and sadness at their departure. I cried when I left my mom at the airport. I miss husbands parents. Pre-baby I'd bounce back into all the things I normally do, post baby I really miss the support.
On the other hand, I'm dreading the upcoming week as baby adjusts to not having grandparents to hold her non-stop. They have been gone for only half a day and it's been challenging. I assume this is what grandparents mean when they say "we are coming to spoil our grandchild".