When my daughter was about four or five, visiting her grandmother, my mom was telling her about her family. My daughter was asking questions about my mother’s mom and dad. My mom told her that her mother was still alive, but her father, whom my daughter had never met, had died. A few minutes later MY father walked into the room and my daughter yelled, Read the rest of this entry
My husband, Mike, and I babysat my daughter’s children while she and her husband celebrated their anniversary with dinner and a movie. For dinner, I made macaroni and cheese for the kids. You’d have thought I’d never made
macaroni and cheese before.
At the dinner table, Philip, 7, and Clare, 5, argued about who made the best macaroni and cheese, me or their mom. Clare opted for me; Philip put a thumb down.
“There’s too much milk,” Philip said.
“Well, I think there’s too much butter,” Clare countered. I could see her wavering, coming around to her brother’s point of view.
“Too much milk.”
“No, too much butter. I taste a lot of butter,” Clare said, as if that were a bad thing. Julia Child would be devastated.
Philip got up and showed me the picture on the macaroni and cheese box. “It’s supposed to look like this,” he said. We stared in the pot. I was pretty sure it did. Read the rest of this entry
At my grandson’s birthday party there were about a dozen kids watching him open presents. One of our presents was in a stationery box filled with cotton from jewelry boxes. Laid nicely on top of the cotton was Read the rest of this entry
When my grandson was around three-years-old, he found urinating painful after having drunk orange juice. One morning he said to me, “Grandma my penis is burning again.” I told him to drink water in order to wash the orange juice out. He sat there for a while, then looked at me with a concerned, serious face and said, “But Grandma, Read the rest of this entry
There was a thunderstorm one night when Grandma was visiting. Being a fan of thunderstorms, she urged my son to go to the front porch with her to get a closer look. As she opened the front door, Read the rest of this entry