Madison and Caden have another thing in common and it is a big blessing for them, even though they don't even realize it.
Both children get to stay with their mothers all day--every day. Brandy, Madison's mama doesn't work outside the home at all(but she works plenty inside the home!). She chose to be a stay-at-home mother, and gave up her job filing insurance claims at a local hospital. Christina, Caden's mama, went from working full time with a company handling international sales, to working part-time with her sister's daycare so she could keep Caden with her all of the time.
The down side of this blessing is that the need of MiMi's babysitting services is limited. Madison is a frequent visitor because she lives next-door, but she likes to keep her mama by her side most of the time. She has spent a few nights with me on occasion. Caden lives about a quarter of a mile down the road from us, but is still breast feeding which keeps him close to his mother, also. Cade usually comes for a couple of 2 hour visits each week and we enjoy each other's company. Madison loves to come over after my husband gets home from work because he spoils her with M&M's and such. He's such a pushover! He's always ready and willing to play ball, Barbies, or whatever she wants him to do.
Anyway, I am proud of my grandchildren's mothers for making the sacrifices that they do for their children and for doing such a fine job doing the most important job that they will ever do. Good job, girls!