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Monday, June 09, 2008

It's all relative!



"When will you be my granny?" asked Small Sprog today after tea today.

"I'll never be your granny!" I replied

"Yes you will, when you're old you'll be my granny." He insisted.

"I'll always be your mummy, even when I'm old."

"Who will be my granny then?" He asks, puzzled.

"Your granny will always be your granny and I will always be your mummy!"

"Oh."

"But when I'm old, if you have children then I'll be their granny!" I laugh, seeing the confused look on his face. "But I'll still be your mummy, I'll always be your mummy!"

"So when you're a granny do you want to be a granny or a grandma?"

"I want to be a granny" I say. " My mummy's a granny and my granny was a granny so I want to be a granny too!"

Do you think I took that conversation just a little bit too far?!

18 comments:

BS5 Blogger said...

Poor old Small Sprog grappling with the world!

Do you think he understood?

Suburbia said...

BS5 How did you get here that fast?!!

Liz said...

No, I think that was a reasonable conversation. In fact you probably didn't go far enough. You might have started the indoctrination that i obviously didn't start early enough with mine. Something along the lines of:
When you get married, you have babies before too long so that I don't have to get to be ancient before I have grandchildren. Or is that just me?

Suburbia said...

Hi Liz, I did think about that I must admit!

Maggie May said...

I have had some very confusing conversations with my Anglo/ Japanese Grand daughters.They are just beginning to realize that I AM their Granny now. Because I didn't speak Japanese, they thought I couldn't possibly be their Granny! They thought my son was Japanese and my daughter in law was English!
Felt chuffed this week when 5 yr old told me "We are all family with the same name!" Felt like doing a little jig!

Böbø said...

So to be clear

You not going to be small sprog's granny, but when you are going to be a granny you want to be called granny.

I think he probably took that on board.

On the bright side, "when you're old" implies your not old yet.

Dori said...

My son has been going through this thing lately where he's working to get his little family tree all in line--who is who and who goes where--and we just last night had almost this very same conversation!

Though it does bring to mind the song "I'm my own grandpa"!

scargosun said...

Bobo has an exellent point. SS sees as his beautiful mother and always will. :)

Rose said...

Ah, Bobo just made a very wise comment--I didn't pick up on that at first. It's good that Small Sprog doesn't think you're old. My granddaugher thinks I'm the oldest person around, even older than her great-grandma (my mother). Logic just doesn't always work with children...

Brett said...

You could scar him for life putting pressure on him for grand kids at his age, i known my mum was at it for years.

girl with the mask said...

Awwww, that is SO CUTE!

Kitty said...

I love these sorts of conversations, don't you? Have you had the one yet where he says he's going to marry you? :-D That's a corker.

x

Akelamalu said...

LOL my grandkids can't understand it when I say "I'm your Daddy's Mummy!" ;)

Hullaballoo said...

Bobo is truly wise beyond his years.

If my kiddies eventually sprog, I will insist on being addressed as 'grandmother' whilst sitting in a gently oscillating dark purple velvet room with extremely high ceilings.

Then with any luck, they won't ask me to babysit too often lol.

starnitesky said...

Wonderful conversation and as Bobo says at least he doesn't think you are old or will be for a while.

Suburbia said...

Oh Maggie I'm so pleased that something nice happened to cheer you up.

Thanks Bobo that is good then!

Hi Dori, I wish I knew that song!

Scargosun, when he was younger he used to worry that one day my hair would change colour (go grey)! A weird thing to worry about at such an age.

Rose, when it works the wrong way it's not good.

OK Brett I'll remember that.

GWTM, cute...sometimes;)

Kitty, I think we have done that one.

Hi Akelamalu and Starnitesky

Hullaballoo, that is a perfect vision I have of you now in your purple room. Will you be very stern?!

Susan said...

It is amazing how fast time passes~you will be surprised at how quickly the day will come that you will be "Granny" and it will feel like it was just yesterday when you and Small Sprog were having this conversation. I love the footprint picture!

Dragonstar said...

Sounds a bit like some of the conversations we used to have with small kids.
Age is in the mind of the beholder, I know, but Small Sprog was truly rather sweet. I remember mine watching Blur Peter and coming to ask "What was it like in olden days Mum?" "That depends dear - when are you thinking about?" "Olden days. You know, when you were young!" Set me looking for my granny shawl!