Marriage sexting – “I’m not wearing any underwear because you didn’t put the laundry into the dryer like I told you to 100 times!”
I left the expletive out of the above quote because I’m just that kind of grandma. I also don’t make bodily noises in public, if I can help it. And that, is a very good explanation to youngsters for why they shouldn’t swear in front of grandma. If you’re following that diatribe you probably have had too much coffee too.
Back to family visits. Many years ago my husband and I confessed to the kids that we couldn’t find our wedding pictures but we were sure that that didn’t nullify our marriage. “We have your wedding album,” one of our sons confessed. When asked how it landed with him he claimed ignorance. He also promised to get it back to us ASAP.
A few years later while visiting, I asked once more about the album. “Didn’t we give it to you,” he asked. Houston, that’s a negative.
The men in the party
After a bit of scurrying the album was found. “Thank you,” I said, while flipping through the book and enjoying memories of a thinner time. We passed the pictures around and explained to the uninformed who was who and what was what and when the dog died. Then my son asked about his bowling ball. “You have my bowling ball,” he said. “Do you know where it is?”
“What does it look like?” I asked. He explained that it was round and had some holes in it. He said something about blue, but I wasn’t sure if that was the ball or the bag. Our family conversations really do make sense to us.
I claimed ignorance about the bowling ball. Claiming ignorance about things is something that happens more and more as time goes by. We’ll look for the bowling ball. Wish us luck.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.