One of the silly things that I have always said to Jenna is “How’s my favorite daughter?” To which she usually responds “I am your only daughter” to which my final reply is always “Well you’re still my favorite.” I am pretty sure not all Moms are as lucky as I am and not all of them think their daughters are their favorites. I really like the person Jenna is and in spite of her teenage years I wouldn’t trade her for any other kid out there.
I feel the same way about Amara so of course I play this same game with her “How’s my favorite grandchild” and I usually get the same reply “I’m your only grandchild” and she gets the same comeback her Mom always gets “Well, you’re still my favorite.” This often leads to a bunch more silliness with me complaining about not having more grandchildren (my one complaint) and Jenna blaming it on me since I only had one child. We banter back and forth pointing the finger of blame and being extra silly. I just love the wonderful relationship the 3 of us have together.
The last couple of weeks have been extra special. I have been off work and I admit I have tried to make up for the last 5 months spending as much time as I can with these two. Amara is busy getting ready for her class play next week and I have had so much fun helping Jenna help Amara’s teacher. Have I mentioned my daughter is awesome? I’ve worked on the playbill; helped shop for costumes and helped to alter them; I’ve gone to rehearsals and loved every minute of it. I told Grampy the other day that I am very lucky to have a daughter who wants to spend time with me and I am going to grab every moment of it that I can. I am very lucky to have Grampy who encourage me to do just that!
Wednesday is opening night of the play! There will be highlights and photos!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.