I told my kids when they were 18 wait until you’re 30 to get married, you have plenty of time”. They said, “what, no you’re ruining my life. We will be married with kids long before that”. That is, the girls said that but NOT my son.
They’re all soon to be 30, 32, 33 and 36; none of them are married nor with any plans in sight. I say not a worry, some people choose never to marry and have kids and our planet is much better off for it but if you think you want me to babysit, then you better hurry up.
I really don’t care or I do, I’m not really sure. I hear once it happens it’s a bond and love you could never imagine; but I don’t pine over things I don’t know about or might not ever happen, which has always served me well.
A Quick Guide on How to Say Grandma & Grandpa in Other Languages
French: Grand-mere & Grand-pere
Italian: Nonna & Nonno
German: Oma & Opa
Spanish: Abuela & Abuelo
Polish: Babcia & Dziadek
Greek: Giagia & Pappous
Portuguese: Avo & Vovo
Irish: Miamo & Senaathair
Hungarian: Nagymama & Nagypapa
Swahali: Bibi & Babu
India: Nani, Dadi or Nana or Dadu
Danish: Mormor & Bedstefar
Japanese: O baachan & O jiichan
Russian: Babushka & Dedushka
Hawaiian: Kuku wahine or tutu
Korean: Halmeoni & Hal-abeoji
Yiddish: Buhbeh or Bubbee & Zahdeh or Zaydee
Nowadays, people make up their own names and the crazier or more endearing the better. Others wait to see what the child ends up calling them or what they can pronounce. A cousin chose to be called Babe. Everyone has a choice but I don’t want my grandkids calling me “Hey Babe” at 70 years old or however old I’ll be if I have any.
I called my one of my gramdmothers Gigi and the other Grandma. My kids call my mom Grams, Granny Goose or Goose Eggs. What am I missing? What are you called?
And in my little world here with out any grandkids and my oldest daughter on vacation,
I am a Cat Grandma sitter.
It’s a scratchy job I’m gonna tell you but somebody’s gotta do it. Besides, I’m known as the Cat and Dog Whisperer. I’m making progress.
Here are my Cat Haikus:
cat bullies kitten
first born bites sibs when playing
Karma’s sweet revenge
a hiss and a spat
all bets are off on friendship
the alpha cat wins
scratch, bite, hiss watch out
fur flies, friend or foe who knows
duke it out be done
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great day. I hear it’s easier having cats than grandkids but I can’t attest to that, not yet anyway. My lip has healed from my first go around of things a couple months ago. See you Friday for Fri-Yay Funday. I’m not sure what’s on the horizon but it’s bound to entertain.
Meow, Woof, Ciao… gotta get back to my training. Thank goodness she comes home tonight.
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