Thursday, October 1, 2009

Becoming Grandma

I think I’m becoming my grandma. Before I left on my last trip, I was looking around the house for a bag tag so I could find my black laptop bag in the sea of similar black bags. I couldn’t find my luggage tags, so I decided to put a ribbon on the handle. And before I could fully congratulate myself on such an inventive idea, I asked myself, “Since when did I become my grandmother?” While most people have an “I’m-becoming-my-parents” moment, I skipped that generation and went right on imitating my grandparents. I told my grandma on the phone about my ribbon on the bag, and she laughed. “But it works, right?” she said. The next thing you know, I’ll be watching Dancing with the Stars, drinking hot tea, shopping at the clearance rack, and mailing recipes cut out of magazines. On second thought, I think the transformation is complete. Can I interest anyone in a hard candy?

11 comments:

Allison said...

No candy for me but do you have some saltine crackers in that gigantic purse, Granny?

If it helps, I used to tie pink socks to my luggage handle to tell the difference. Whew, no one touched my luggage! Now I have a very cheerful white luggage covered with giant pink, green, and yellow flowers. I can spot it on a conveyer belt from across the entire airport.

Allison said...

hmm...I have a ribbon on my suitcase handle too...

Adrienne said...

Ha! I do the ribbon-on-the-suitcase thing, too (same as my grandma). She's right, though: it works!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hahaha hey now...I watch DWTS lol
The hard candy comment is sooo true! Old people always have candy!

Annie said...

I admit that your blog title threw me! I thought, "Wait! She's far to young and she doesnt' have any children yet...does she?" LOL!

Nice post and I hope I can say that I too am becoming like my Omi!

nanny said...

How funny!!! Good Post!!!

southeastcountrywife said...

it's so not a grandma thing, if that makes you feel better :)

lola said...

Hahah, the ribbons are *SO* helpful! And hey -- don't knock Dancing with the Stars! ;)

Mrs. Ruby said...

HAHAHA!!! Don't worry...I am SUCH a grandma too! And yes, I will take a hard candy please. :)

loquita said...

Well, I crochet while watching Dancing With the Stars. Does that make me a great-granny?? :-p

Tasha said...

I'm there with you! I bought a ladybug tag for my suitcase so I may be in my second childhood. (isn't that what grandmas say?) Sometimes I fall asleep watching the local news. Yeah- I'm a grandma too. :-)