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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is This Justice Or What?

Yesterday was my granddaughter's birthday - the one who is now four years old. When I woke up I imagined her sweet little face when she got up, excitement starting from the moment she opened her eyes. I made myself wait until 7:15 when I knew she and her brother would be in the truck with Daddy going to school and then I called. Instead of saying hello she yelled, "Grandma!" Oh, I thought, she is so thrilled that I've called - she was probably waiting for me. After all she loves me and I'm probably her favorite person in the whole world. I bet she even likes me better than her....well a little exaggeration never hurts does it? I told her good morning and happy birthday and asked her if she was 27 years old today. "No! Grandma, I'm four years old today. I need to talk to Grandpa."
Excuse me? This is Grandma calling. Your favorite person, remember? I explained that Grandpa wasn't home right then. Dead Silence. I could hear the wheels turning...Grandpa's not home, it's early morning, where could he be? I often take care of the children if they're sick so they see me without Grandpa, but Grandpa without Grandma, not so much. "Where's Grandpa?"
Now this is a smart little four year old but I wasn't sure I could explain a weekly men's prayer breakfast so I just told her he had gone out to eat breakfast with friends. Again - Dead Silence. Wheels turning....breakfast out...we're not on vacation....what's up with that. So I offered a solution. Would you like for me to have Grandpa call you tonight? "Yes, tell Grandpa to call me tonight I need to talk to him." Fine. Just fine missy.
As you can well imagine Grandpa nearly busted his buttons when I told him, and he could hardly wait for night to come so he could call. She NEEDED to talk to him. Meanwhile, the birthday girl went to school where she talked to all her friends about her birthday, and had cupcakes for her birthday, and went to church after school where everyone said happy birthday, and then came home where by the time Grandpa called she had already talked to her other grandparents, aunts, uncles, and various cousins. I guess she got talked out because when he told her happy birthday she said thanks and handed the phone to her sister. And, once again, justice prevailed.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, that is TOO funny! Sorry you got the shaft, but I guess Grandpa did too. Oh, to be 4 again.
be blessed,
Michelle

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

How funny...and now you are vindicated! lol

Becky said...

I so know what you are feeling. When my 4 grands see Pappy all of a sudden MeMe becomes chopped liver!! :)
Love the outcome of this one!!

Adrienne said...

Ah, all is well! So funny how they can skip over us and go for Grandpa when we least expect it! So glad justice prevailed!
~Adrienne~

Valerie said...

Oh I know exactly how you feel. This exact thing has happened to me! It is a funny feeling, isn't it? Especially when you are the one they depend on.

Lelia Chealey said...

Ha! This is great Marlene, but I am not looking forward to this! :) Cute cute story, thanks for sharing. Made me laugh.

Alice Grace said...

ROTFL! This is a great story you can tell her when she gets old enough to understand how funny she was. Oh well, maybe next year will be better for you! LOL

Momma to Many said...

That is the best story! I made Gracie come in the room and hear it. At least Grandpa was top of the heap for a while!

Tracy P. said...

Aw, I was just sure that when Grandpa called she was going to ask to talk to Grandma! Oh, where would the world be without four-year-olds?? So sweet!

Linda said...

Adorable story. I can't wait to store memories like that myself. Jot them down so you'll never forget.

Grammy Staffy said...

You have made me smile!!! I love the story. Grandkids can really put you in your place can't they? Last week Austin was not happy to come to our house Sunday evening. He always wants to come. He begs to come....but not last week. After we were home and cuddling in bed before he fell asleep he told me he loves me and he likes being at Grammy's house. I asked him why he didn't want to come this time. He answered..."because I love mommy more" So there you have it. lol
Thanks for your blog support and concern for me and Lynell. We appreciate your prayers.
I hope you have a good week. Hugs, Lura

Phyllis said...

Too funny, Marlene!!

nanny said...

Oh how funny....whatever she was wanting to talk about...passed...lol

Jody Blue said...

Good humor!