I was cuddling up with my youngest granddaughter when I announced that it was time for me to go home. She protested, saying that she wanted to keep me at her house. "You want to kidnap me?" I asked. Immediately she flashed back, "Wouldn't that be more like grandnapping?"
Of course, I laughed out loud and then remembered that I had a couple more stories in the can for a new edition of GSTDT. This one came via email shortly after the last edition was published. Granny hit her shin really hard, so hard that tears came into her eyes. Two-year-old Colton ran up to Granny, alarmed, and asked, "Do you need your pair-wents?"
Val from Saskatchewan sent this story about taking Grandson to visit Great Grama, who always offers a nice treat. On this day, cake and vanilla ice cream were on the menu. Val's husband, Grampa, acquiesced to a second serving of ice cream, which Grandson duly noted. On the way home, he piped up, "Grampa, why do you like nothing-flavored ice cream so much?"
Unique expressions like these often become part of the family vernacular. Vanilla ice cream is always nothing ice cream to Val's family. I'm sure when an adult in Granny's family gets hurt, someone is sure to say, "Do you need your pair-wents?" And I'll be fondly looking forward to getting grandnapped again.
Do you have a funny story that has become a part of your family lore? Leave a comment below, or email me. And tune in for the next edition of GSTDT!
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