Saturday, March 8, 2008
Me and Abby
Before Abby was born everyone was trying to figure out what she would call the grandparents. I always leaned toward Grandma because that was what my kids called Mom. I did not like Granny at all because when I think of Granny I think of a shriveled up old woman and I did not want to be associated with anything like that. We settled into Grandma pretty quickly and that was that. Or so I thought.
Abby, though, had a different idea of what she would call me. One day about 6 months ago she started calling me Grandmother. The way she pronounced it was so funny. I became Graaaaaaadmother. Who was I to argue with a 2 year old?
Now, I normally would associate Grandmother with a very prim and proper lady, always wearing the latest styles, having her hair "done" on a regular basis, nails perfectly manicured and what not. Nothing could be further from the truth about myself. I am and always have been a tomboy so when she dubbed me Graaaaaaaandmother it was a little odd at first. Then I think I fell in love with her all over again because out of all the grandmas, nanas, etc that she has I am the only Grandmother.
Kinda cool huh?