Granddaughter: (phone conversation) Hi Grandma!
Me: Hi Sweetheart! How are you doing?
Granddaughter: Good! We’re going out to eat in a few minutes.
Me: Good. I’m glad to hear it, Sunshine. (sings “You are my Sunshine”) How is school? Do you still have the same friends from your last class?
Granddaughter: Yes. Some of my old friends are still in my class.
Me: Well, that’s good!
Granddaughter: Grandma! You know what?
Me: What, Sunshine?
Granddaughter: Mommy’s birthday is tomorrow!
Me: It is!?! (forgot all about it.)
Granddaughter: Yes, she’s gonna be __.
Me: Oh, she’s an old woman, then. (chuckling)
Granddaughter: (chuckling) She tells us she’s only 21. But she’s not…
Me: Well, that’s ok. I guess she can be 21. Grandma is 12.
Granddaughter: (loud chuckling, she tells her parents what I said) Grandma’s 12. (more chuckling)
Me: Hey, Sweetie, I’m going to call your mommy tomorrow and wish her a Happy Birthday. Don’t tell her, ok?
Me: Let it be a surprise.
Granddaughter: Ok…Grandma? You know what I think of when I talk to you on the phone?
Me: What Sweetie?
Granddaughter: Skype! We were going to Skype you yesterday.
Me: Wonderful! I’m so glad you’re going to start Skyping me. Are you and your brother performing another show?
Granddaughter: (quiet) Don’t know…
Me: That’s okay, Sunshine. Just Skype me and we’ll talk. If you don’t get the chance to do it when you come back in from eating, Skype me tomorrow, ok?
Granddaughter: Ok…Love you, Grandma.
Me: Love you too, Sweetheart!
I was one happy Grandma. Seems like forever when we talked about Skype but never got around to it. I didn’t want to keep pressuring them. So glad they are taking the initiative to stay in touch this way. God bless their hearts… ♥
UPDATE: National Grandparents Day is Sept. 11, 2011. If you have plans to spend time with your grandchild/ren on that day, what are they? Please share…
- What’s In a Name or Don’t Call Me Grandma (fromundermanyhats.com)