What will she call me?
I'm serious, people. This is important. I have six kids and you can bet I'll have that many grandkids. You can bet I'll have double that many grandkids. Probably more. So whatever little Audra calls me, all the grandkids for the next sixty years will call me. Yes, I said sixty. My people live a long time. My grandpa is 92 today.
So what should she call me?
I had a grandma. While I liked her, Grandma does not invoke sweet memories of cuddling on the couch, doing crafts together, or baking. Grandma invokes cigarette smoke to me. Sorry, Grandma. She's not reading this, because she's dead, so I can talk about her this way.
I love Mimi. I love Mimi because my mother in law, the very best grandma on the planet, is called Mimi. She is reading this so I have to lie. Kidding. It's true. I really do feel that way about her. Mimi DOES invoke cuddling on the couch and all that other hooey.
Do I look like a Granny? I'm not even 40.
This is truly the best grandma name. Alas, it is also taken. By my mom. Now it is true that her other grandchild calls her Mimi. But my children called her Grammy long before he was even born. I know, how wrong is that? She's not reading this so I can talk bad about her. Right? Mom, stop reading. You don't even have a computer. I can't believe you drove to the library just to read my blog. (She does occasionally read so I needed a disclaimer.)
There's my grandbaby.
I LOVE Gigi. Ashlea tells me that's not exactly a grandma name and won't let me use it.
Another good name. And it's always funny when I tell people my Nanny use to make me graham crackers and milk after school. They think nanny, as in a child care worker. I gave away the punch line. I have a Nanny so I can't use that name either.
What does that leave?
Just Granny. I don't want to be Granny. I want to be something lively and cute and young.
Any suggestions? HELP a Granny out.