Monday, September 8, 2008

Grandmothers Are Funny


Who would have thought that one of the funniest things about having a child would be the grandmothers. As I’ve said in this blog before, Jim and I are both lucky to have wonderful mothers who are very involved in our lives. They also have a sense of humour, so I’m sure they won’t mind my telling a couple funny stories.

Grandma (my mother)

Not too long ago Jim and Bennett were having a bath (together) while I was preparing dinner for us and my parents who were coming over. They arrived just after the bath started and of course the first words out of my mother’s mouth were, “Where’s Bennett?” Briefly, here is the rest of the conversation:

Me: Jim and Bennett are having a bath.

Mikey: (this is what I call my mother – it’s a long story) Well, would Jim mind if I went in and had a little peek?

Me: Yes, he would mind so stay out of there.

Two minutes later

Mikey: Please, can’t I go in there and have a little peek?

Me: NO! I told you, they’re having a bath.

Mikey: Come on, surely he won’t be mad if I just go in for a second to have a little peek.

Me: I said NO Mikey! Jim’s in the tub naked with Bennett. Do you think he wants his mother-in-law in there! Leave them alone!

Mikey: Oh…I didn’t realize they were in there together. Sorry – I’ll stay out.

So, I bet you’re wondering where the funny part is. Well, Jim’s response when he heard the story was disappointment that Mikey kept asking to take just a “little” peek!

Mummu (Jim’s mother)

We are very lucky in that this is one woman who never shies away from a poopy diaper. Tonight after dinner she kindly offered to change one. When she brought Bennett out in his clean pajamas she quickly handed him over to Poppa who immediately commented that something still smelled. So, Mummu, Poppa and Jim started an inspection to determine the source of the offensive odour. Meanwhile, while sitting on Poppa’s lap, Bennett suddenly took an interest in his Magna Doodle. How wonderful – maybe he would finally start to scribble we all thought. Well, sure enough he did start to scribble – however, he didn’t use the stylus – he used his fingers – which quickly revealed the source of the lingering smell!

Ha – do you think our occupational therapist will include that on her chart?

10 comments:

North Dakota Ward's said...

LOL! No seriously I laughed OUT loud. Great post!!

Anonymous said...

Barbara,
PPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUUIIIIIII
Mikey aka grandma

Lots of love and kisses TO BENNETT

Dawn said...

ROTF!!! Yup, seriously laughing over here too. I was starting to wonder "what is wrong with your mother?"

therextras said...

Somethin' tells me I would get along real well with Mikey/grandma.

Other Barbara

Bonnie said...

Wonderful stories - and thank God we can still laugh!
Love,
Auntie Bonnie

Kiera Beth said...

LOL! I laughed so hard when reading this post!

These are the great stories to share with Bennett as he gets older!

* ~ *Jessica* ~ * said...

Thats friggin' funny girl! Adam would have been offended by 'little' peek to... :)

mandy said...

Great blog, just found it and had to laugh out loud! I have couple questions for you about when they diagnosed him with CP my email
acchadwick@yahoo.com thanks

Barbara said...

One of the great things about keeping a blog is that it gives me a reason to write these things down!

Mandy: Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I tried to email you but it came back to me. Try again and feel free to ask me any questions.

Mummu and Poppa said...

OK! I represent one part of this story - and yes it is true ... but in my defense lets talk about the many diapers I've changed with no 'carry overs' (if you know what I mean). Ha! Ha!

I ask you, if we can't laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at?

I must say that Jim and Barbara still let me change Bennett's diaper ... are they testing me? ... and I have passed all future testing.

The pleasure is all mine.

Lots of love and prayers.

Mummu
xxx ooo