Monday, November 16, 2009
Proud Nana Alert
It was Absolute Bliss!
Chocolate with Butter Creme frosting.
Sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy. Ms. Abby can wield a mean hammer while crushing the candy.
Topped with homemade white chocolate bark with crushed peppermint candy. Yum. Yum.
In between, we told stories and laughed and giggled.
Mackie had a 'build your own Sundae' for dessert. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream with Hot Fudge Sauce, M&M's, and Sprinkles.
'Tubby Time' is always Fun.
We've had some of the tubby toys since Ms. Mackie was a small child.
They especially love the little rubber fish, but can be just as easily entertained with cups of water and bubbles.
If you haven't had enough sweetness, here's two stories:
Abby called for me from the bathroom. It sounded urgent.
When I got to the bathroom, Ms. Abby had a special request.
"I need you to wipe my bottom," she said.
I said, "I need you to wipe my bottom, please Nana." (Grandmothers are ruthless when it comes to teaching good manners. You have to be. It's in the Grandmother's Handbook. I checked.)
She sighed and dutifully said, "I need you to wipe my bottom, please Nana."
"Why?" I asked, "Can't you do it yourself?"
"Yes," she said, "But, well, my poop is too stinky."
Hey, can't blame a body for trying, right? I mean, from time to time, who doesn't want or need that, really?
As we were waiting for their parents to come fetch them on Sunday afternoon, Mackie announced, "You are the BEST grandmothers. Ever."
And Abbi said, "Yea-ya!"
And then Abbi said, apropos of absolutely nothing (or perhaps because she was thinking that after they left, we'd be very sad), "I don't ever want you to be alone."
I said, "Why would I ever be alone?" And she said, her eyes sparkling, "You won't. You will always have me. And Tenna (her sister). And, Mommy and Daddy. And Dakota (their dog)."
Mackie nodded her head wisely and said, "And, Clara!" (her pet bunny - well, it wasn't 'Clara' after she got him for Christmas last year that the Vet told her that the bunny is really 'Clarence').
The sincerity in their little faces brought tears to my eyes.
What joy! What bliss! I am absolutely stupid in love with these two.
Can you tell?