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.
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.