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Friday, May 7, 2010

Once upon a time in the land of the meanest woman on earth.........

I could tell you that this was the story of Oma Linda and Gerea Kaye and some days it would be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

This morning may have been right up there with the truth.

Poor little woogie, she is lost in being a prepubescent girl, which we all remember from being one, except for those of you of the testosterone persuasion. She is .....let's say forgetful......let's say harmlessly non chalant with her belongings....let's say preoccupied with being GK and not paying attention to things like, finishing what she starts, remembering where things are and oh I don't know...listening???????

So mean old Oma made her cry. And now that she has gone to school.....I'm sniffing and tearing up and feeling like the biggest meanie in the world but I know I'm not and she doesn't think so either. This too will pass and we will make it through this little bump in the road.

The strangest thing is....I already did this with her Mom and sometimes these flashbacks are ugly.

I have to confess that I really love being an Oma and hate being a grandmother in charge of getting it done. I know that I must be a good role model, a good teacher and enabler. The "behave yourself and pull your head out" lectures are not my favorites but necessary.

So color me a slight shade of blue.

BTW, this book is the cutest book and if you have a chance check it out from your local library. Great read for 5-12 year olds or old ladies like me who love to chuckle.


  1. Hi Linda. You know, nows a good time for her to start writing in her very own "private" journal. It will give her purpose and something to look forward to at the end of the day or anytime she wants to. It will be hers and she can paint pages, writen on them or whatever she wants. Okay Grammy, get out there and buy her or maker her a journal of her own. Let me know if you do, how fun it will be. By the way, let her start her own blog too. Tee hee!

  2. It's tough being a Grandma, and it's tough being a grand-daughter.

  3. Oh yea, I too am the meanest meanie in the world..just ask that who's name I shall not mention!!! LOL As for being a Meema, my little guys don't live here, so it's easy for me to be the bestest Meema in the land. However, I do recall those times when they lived here and took care of them on a regular basis...oey vey...thank God for menopause!!

    So just keep being the greatest of the greats or the meanest of the meanies...life is a balancing routine!!

    Love ya,

  4. I hope when G came home the two of you enjoyed a great big hug. Like Georgina, we're far away from our grands so when G&G visit the little ones we get to do all the fun stuff like making cookie messes and swim and all the things that the 'rents don't have time for and then....we leave!

    word vert:explenli Explenli to me why child rearing has to be so difficult.


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