Recently my blog buddy Lisa over at Grandmas Briefs wrote about becoming “that Grandma”. It reminded me of an incident back in late May. I was helping Amara’s Mommy sell fruit-filled ice bars for the PTA after school. Jenna had already paid for fruit pops for us to have when we were done and one for Amara which she had when class got out. It was a warm day and we were busy! Amara and her friends went off to play.
Amara came back later and asked “Grandma, can I have another fruit pop?” “You have to ask Mommy since she is here.” “Oh.” She didn’t ask her Mom but just kind of stood there so I told Jenna “Amara wants another fruit pop.” She just ignored me! So a few minutes later, I mentioned it again and she comes back at me with “She already had one.” “But she really wants another one and they are almost healthy.” “No!” I hated seeing Amara disappointed so I kind of kept bugging Jenna until she finally just looks at me very sternly and says, “OK – wait! Would you have let me have another fruit pop when I was her age?” I was speechless and just stood there and she gets this judgmental look in her eye and says, “I’m right and you know it!”
Oh, I hate it when she is right! I thought about what she said for 3 days and then finally confessed that she had gotten me thinking (she says she knew she had!) and that she was right. I admitted all of this in front of Amara who was taking it all in and started asking, “What do you mean?” I explained that when her Mommy was her age I would never have let her have a 2nd fruit pop. I just wouldn’t have. “Mommy’s don’t do that.”
But Grandmas do! Right Lisa?
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.