Poor Great-Grandma!!

Yep, it’s that time again already. Time for No Filter Friday.   I love sharing the funny things that Skylar says and does.  Someone asked me this week how long they thought I could keep up the No Friday Filter series and my answer was “for a very long time!”  Skylar is constantly saying things that make us laugh and I have years of stories to tell so we are all set.  Click here to read any of the other No Filter Friday stories you may have missed.

Our girls are very blessed to have 3 of their great-grandparents still living!  My dad’s father passed away when I was in the 1st grade but I still have fond memories of him.  My mom’s parents (MeMe & Pa) live in Tucson so we got to see them weekly while we lived there and have already seen them a couple of times since we’ve been back in Arizona.  We were excited when we moved to Ohio as that put us only 3 hours from my dad’s mom (Grandma Adang).  We were able to visit Indiana multiple times and each time we would leave, Skylar would ask “when are we coming back?”  When we moved back to the desert southwest 4 years ago, we knew that it would probably be a significant amount of time before we saw Grandma Adang again.  We were surprised when only 1 year later Grandma Adang made plans to come to Albuquerque to see the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

We were all excited to see Grandma Adang, but of course Skylar was particularly excited.  She is really obsessed with how people are related.  The day Grandma was due to arrive she said:

“I can’t wait to see my great-grandma.  Mom, are you excited to see your grandmother?  Grandpa, are you excited to see your mother?  Grandma, are you excited to see your mother-in-law?”

We all loved how she was so excited that she knew how everyone was specifically related to each other. She was very proud of this knowledge.  My dad was already on his way home from the airport with Grandma Adang by the time we got out of school/work and headed over to their house.  When they pulled into the driveway Skylar could barely contain her excitement.  She ran down from upstairs where she had been playing and rounded the corner just as they walked in the door.  Sklyar sucked in her breath,  and with the most excited, squeally voice I’ve ever heard screamed:

“GRANDMA ADANG!!! You…you are so much OLDER than the last time we saw you!”  I immediately gasped and apologized to my grandmother.  I said “Skylar, that’s not really nice to say to grandma is it?”  Instead of apologizing she said “Well look at her mom, she does look a lot older than the last time I saw her.”

I just stood there….speechless.  Bless Grandma Adang’s heart that she just laughed and said “Skylar, I really love you!”  Skylar ran up and hugged her and said “Grandma, I’m so excited you are here to see us and I’m REALLY glad you didn’t die!”  (Oh wow!  There was just not anything that I could say at this point!)

Nothing was ever mentioned again about grandma’s aging while she was there.  I’m so thankful to have a family with a sense of humor!  When you have a child with autism in the family, that is a necessity!!

Have a great weekend!

JuJu

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4 thoughts on “Poor Great-Grandma!!

  1. Heh, mom probably got a kick out of it. Just wanted you to know that I love your stories. You are one the the inspirations for me going to grad school (even as old as I am) to get my masters in ABA with a concentration in autism.
    Wish I lived closer,
    Mark

    • Thanks Mark! Grandma was such a good sport. She just laughed and hugged Skylar. Could not have asked for a better reaction. Best wishes in school! You will do great I’m sure! Feel free to call me or e-mail me at anytime if you have any specific questions or need insight. I’d love to help!

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