Neglected Blog, But More Family Time

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hello! I was gong to apologize for not being around but I changed my mind. I wouldn't have anything to blog about if I didn't step away from the screen every once in awhile, right?

My Gramma was here visiting. She's set to head back to the midwest soon and wanted to spend a little more time with Tyler. Gramma spends the winter at my mom's, arriving in early November and leaving in February. This year's trip has been a rough one for her. Two friends and her brother died while she was here. My mom said after she got back from the east coast for her brother's funeral, she seemed to have lost a lot of her usual energy and vitality. I think it was good for her to be with her Sweetie Pie (me) and Grandbaby.

Gramma and Tyler are totally in love with each other. They have such a great relationship. That they've been able to spend so much time together over the years is something I'm happy to be able to have done for him. Some of my happiest childhood memories are of time spent with my grandparents. 

We didn't do a whole lot while she was here, but that's the cool thing about Gramma. We don't have to. We shopped, she showed me how to make chicken and dumplings and we all played Wii. My Gramma is a lot more competitive than I remember and a pretty good bowler too. We took her Tyler's hockey practice and she said 'woops!' every time one of the kids fell, which was often. And we laughed. A lot.

We've been teasing Gramma about her selective hearing. We say one thing, but she hears something totally different. The resulting conversations have often been hilarious. Example:

Me: Gramma, do you want an Oreo?

Gramma: Sure, thank you. (as she takes the whole sleeve) Where did you get these Oreos in a sleeve? Don't they usually come in a package?

Me: I got the Family Size box at Target.

G: You don't want to tell me? Why not?

Me: What?!

Gramma: Why don't you want to tell me where you got the Oreos?

Me: I said I got them at Target.
Gramma: Oh. I thought you said you didn't want to tell me.

Me: Those two sound nothing alike!

Gramma: You're right, I guess they don't. Want an Oreo? 

Oh my gosh, we were hysterical. Reading it, it doesn't seem very funny. I guess it was one of those, 'you had to be there' moments. 

Anyhoo, that's where I've been. I'm staring down a whole week's worth of To Do's but it was totally worth it. My Gramma makes me happy. Hopefully I'll be back to regular (maybe semi regular) posting next week. Happy Friday!


  1. It is so nice having the opportunity to share time with our grandparents, and it is truly wonderful to have a strong relationship develop with our children and their great grandparents! What a blessing! Your conversation with your grandma sounds like the kind of conversations I have with my husband. :) Seriously, I am a lip reader and not a hearer which sounds odd, but that is because my grandma has no voice from a surgery that went wrong. My hearing is perfect, but I don't use it 100%. My grandma had a big hand in raising me and I just grew up looking at a person's mouth more than hearing them. Long story short, my husband and I often get our signals crossed, but I also repeat what I think I hear so we nip it in the bud. He jokes that he is going to write a book called "What I Said and What Kelly Hears."

    Anyway, I am glad you had a wonderful time with your gram. :)

  2. This really makes me miss my grandma and pampy. I'm hoping to be able to see them in May.

    I am glad your grandma can laugh about her selective hearing. Laugher cures all aging woes, I think.

  3. Your Gramma sounds like a riot. Selective hearing? Hilarious!


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