Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How Grandkids see their Grandparents

Recently my aunt sent me one of those ‘forward’ emails. I usually don’t send those on, but this one I had to, and decided to share some of it here: 

How Grandkids see their Grandparents: 

·         She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful
eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before.  After
she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But
Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!"

·         My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.  He
asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for
a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

·         After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into
old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair.  As she
heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew
thin.  Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their
room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings.  As she left the
room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"

·         A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own
childhood was like.  "We used to skate outside on a pond.   I had a
swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard.  We rode
our pony.  We picked wild raspberries in the woods."  The little girl
was wide-eyed, taking this all in.  At last she said, "I sure wish I'd
gotten to know you sooner!"

·         My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you
know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said,
"No, how are we alike?''  "You're both old," he replied.

·         A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word
processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he
asked.  "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

·         I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I
decided to test her.  I would point out something and ask what color it
was.  She would tell me and was always correct.  It was fun for me, so I
continued.  At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think
you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"

·         When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the
lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.
Still, a few fireflies followed us in.  Noticing them before I did,
Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa.  Now the mosquitoes are coming
after us with flashlights."

As I said, I’d forwarded it on to others, and was laughing all over again when they responded with things their own grandchildren/children had said. So precious are the children.

Last week was busy with a surprise birthday party for my ten-year-old great nephew…he was more than surprised. Stunned speechless was more like it. The party was wonderful and on Saturday we attended the wedding of our neighbor ‘boy’. Still hard for me to admit all these kids are grown up. He used to check what we were having for supper, and then check what his mom was cooking before deciding where he wanted to eat. The wedding was fabulous, and his wife is adorable.

I’m off now to work on final revisions. I’m digging deeper into the hero and heroine’s emotions for this story, making them deeply ponder why they are falling in love, and I’m loving it.

Stay happy by thanking the Good Lord for all you have!