Saturday, September 08, 2012
What-da Ya Call It?
I'm in a bit of a quandary and probably making a mountain out of a molehill. It's also a bit early to be worrying about it but I do. What-da ya call it? That is my question and I am in need of an answer, maybe. The time is drawing very near for little granddaughter to make her sweet appearance into this world and I thought I knew what I wanted to be called, but last night I started questioning that in my head. I know FOR SURE that I don't want to be called MiMi! That belongs to my mother-in-law. I do not want to be called grandma as that has an old image in my head that I do not like! I'll tell you the history of grandparent naming in my family. There is actually a kind of theme to it. On my mother's side of the family the trend is: Granny and Greatgranny and so on. On my father's side, it goes Grandma and Grandmother, etc. I really thought I would follow the Granny trend, and besides that side of the family has the best memories for me. Grandmother or Grandma is stuffy and old and I don't want to be called Gran as that is my sister-in-law's name and GiGi seem's to be everyone's name and I don't like it. Oh, I'm in a pickle with this. Do you just let the little babe decide or do you start the process by instilling the name over and over and over again? What is the process? Can anyone give me some help PLEASE! I mean I could push the Granny thing but I might end up as Gran or Nee or G or I DON'T KNOW!!!!! Suggestions!