|"Chef Derek" with "Just Grandma"|
When the kids were old enough to talk, we had a huge decision to make. This decision would last a lifetime, so it had to be made with great care and lots of thought.
What are the kids going to call our parents?
Was it going to be Grandma and Grandpa? Mamaw and Papaw? Nana and Papa? Nanna, mimi, granna, pa-pa, paw-paw, granny, grandad...
We settled on "Just Grandma" and "Grandpa". I always called both sets of my grandparents Grandma and Grandpa and my husband did as well. If the children started calling them something on their own, we would have gladly allowed whatever term they came up with. But, they did not and we have always just used these simple traditional names.
My mom had joked once that she didn't want a slang nickname, she wanted to be called "Just Grandma." So, every now and then we'll sign a card or address a letter to, "Just Grandma."
Thank you, "Just Grandma", for taking the boys home to stay with you and Grandpa for a couple of days of fun. It's a much needed little vacation for them (and us) and I know you'll have a blast together.
And the best part of this little stay:
Guess what the hubby and I just did for an exciting date without the kids?? This is big time.... fun stuff, I tell ya!
We headed to the library and turned in our Adult Summer Reading Forms. We filled out some trivia papers and author searches to try to win a Kindle. Then we looked at newspapers and browsed the shelves, kid free. Ten years ago this might not have sufficed as a good date in my book.
But guess what?
IT...... WAS....... AWESOME!!
Alrighty. Time for you to share.
What do your children call your parents??