November 24, 2010

Let Me Tell You How It Is

I was announcing the sneak-peek, classroom arrival of my granddaughter to one of the students in my class.

She stopped sewing her felt gingerbread man, paused, looked at me, and said, "You're a  grandma?"

"You can't be a grandma, you don't have lots of wrinkles and gray hair with curls."

Another pause after staring at me a minute, "Well o. k. you are almost a half grandma because I do see some wrinkles." 

This is the time to be thankful, this is a time to be thankful, this is a time.......


  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Reyna, that surely is a great compliment from your student. In my culture, being a grandma is something to be celebrated because the younger generations revere the older ones, wrinkles or not :)

    I love the thoughts you left coz it reframed the situation we are in. Yes, in this world of instant gratification and running more than we are able to, our slow process of upgrading our home teaches my daughter a valuable lesson. Thank you for an insightful perspective! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  2. You have a balanced and appreciative take on life. Lucky children!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


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