Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Three days have gone by since I posted my last blog... funny how quickly time passes when you're staring at a newborn baby's face for hours at a time! While at Laney's house (I no longer refer to it as "my daughter and son-in-law's house") my step-granddaughter, Katie,and I had a little chat. I hate the word "Step"- it sounds so "Mommie Dearest"! Anyway, we talked about how she needs to stop calling me by my first name. After all, her baby sister won't be calling me Susie - so why should she?? So, we agreed that from now on I will be "Mammy" to her - the name my first grandson gave me, and the name I'm called by his brothers, cousins and friends. We hugged on our new decision, and I'm feeling more and more like her Mammy each day. It doesn't hurt that she loves to draw! .... and she's quite good at it. I play a special role with each of my grandkids - cook with one, play piano with the other, and play ball with the two year old. I've decided that she will be my Art buddy - and when we're together I'll teach her how to draw. Hmmmm ... then maybe when little Laney grows up a bit we'll dance together ... or collect bugs ... or maybe those tiny little hands with the very long fingers will want to play the guitar? My guitar's been standing in the closet with a broken string for years - it's time it got some use! Meanwhile, I thought I'd post the picture that I did of Katie after we were introduced by the man who would become my son-in-law. She was just learning how to jump rope, and with all the sparkles that she loves to decorate herself with I had a GREAT time working on it - a few pearls here, some rhinestones there - I had a hard time stopping myself with the jewels - but she loved it.