What Year Was That?

Grandma Kc wrote this on December 30th, 2011 9 Replies

The funniest thing happened over dinner the other night. We had friends over the day after Christmas and I served Amara and their little boy sparkling apple cider out of champagne glasses. Sparkling apple cider is one of those special treats I like to get for Amara. She asked why I was using different glasses. I usually give hers to her in a plastic champagne flute that is left over from our wedding six years ago. I used to have quite a few of them but over the years they have either cracked or sprung a leak. I told her I only had one of those left so I was trusting the two of them to use my two good ones. These are my “good ones”. A friend gave them to us filled with M&Ms for New Year’s 2000. That is the good china behind the glass.

Y2K Champagne Flute

This somehow got her talking about how and when we had started the tradition of her drinking sparkling apple cider out of those plastic glasses. She was pretty sure we had started it on New Year’s Eve. She told our friends “I’ve spent every New Year’s Eve with Grandma and Grandpa except one.” I think Amara remembers my post from last year.

Grampy jumps right in there and asks her “What year was that?” I don’t know what inspired him but the conversation was awesome! She said she thought it was 2003. She wasn’t sure but she thought it was 2003. “Grandma thought I had spent the night every year but she couldn’t find any pictures for one year so I might not have.” (That quote is why I think she remembers my post.) Grampy repeats “What year was that?” “2003. I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure.” To which Grampy replies “Amara, you weren’t even born in 2003 so I’m pretty sure you didn’t spend the night!”

She just put her head back and laughed! So did the rest of us!

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

9 thoughts on “What Year Was That?

  1. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Ha! Yep, I bet 2003 is the one and only. Funny girl!

    I love the sparkling cider tradition. Love your “good” china even more! You’re my kind of grandma!

    Happy New Year to you, Grampy, and Amara, along with everyone else in Amaraland!

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  2. Grams

    I have identical champagne glasses, but I don’t know where they are. I should look around and see if I can find them before tomorrow night.

    We’re starting the tradition of keeping the grands for NYE this year. Their parents will be able to go out and party. We don’t go out anyway, so it’s a win-win. We’re calling it Grams & Pop-Pop’s Rockin’ Toddler New Year’s Eve.

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  3. Kimberly

    I’ve also had Bean and Bugg every NYE’s of their wee lives. So funny, I bought the bubbly (sparkling grape juice here) and was looking around for the plastic glasses, and thought, “Why in the world when I have a ton of glassware?”
    Love your china pattern, looks just like mine.
    Love the story. 2003 indeed.
    Wishing you a year of wonderful Amara moments .

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  4. Mimi

    Cute story! I also have that same set of “good” crystal glasses with the year 2000 on the stem and like Grams, I should try to dig them out. It will be unusual for me this year as my two grandsons are on a birthday trip with their parents for the weekend, so I shall be grandkid-less this New Years for the first time in 4 years. But I love your past post showing Amara celebrating every January! Happy New Year to your family and as always, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      At the very least I am sure Amara thinks we lived in a black and white world, before color was invented — she has been looking at pictures of me when I was little and they’re all in b & w.

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