Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Day Nana said "No"


We don't see our 10 grandchildren often enough, they all live out of state. So Grandpa Greg and Nana's house should be a magical place where nothing but fun is allowed. We eat Cocoa Puffs and chocolate milk for breakfast. There is Mango Juice in the refrigerator, ice cream and popsicles in the freezer. There is always a cube of butter sitting out so cookies can be made at a moments notice.


My reading glasses are a little crooked, high heels and jewelry are fair game. There are finger prints on the windows and Grandpa is always willing to watch Cars or Incredibles. We eat snacks while watching movies, naps may or may not happen. Life is good.


Then it happened. Grandpa Greg left his binoculars out, EJ found them, put them around her neck and began spotting deer on the mountain. This was allowed. But then EJ insisted on bringing the binoculars to Costco.


Nana had to say 'no' and our granddaughter suffered a meltdown. Could this be a side effect of  Cocoa Puffs and chocolate milk?

3 comments:

Kayte said...

Yep, it was always that way at my grandparents' homes when I was growing up...kids ruled (but we were nice kids, so it was fine), and I can see that your grandkids are wonderful as well...so cute, such a fun popsicle picture with their grandpa!

Paul & Kaytie said...

I can't wait until Dean is old enough to have such a magical time at Nana's and Grandpas. For now he'll just have to be content on being held, loved and adored. I don't think he'll mind having to be told "No" every once in awhile during his visits. We can't wait to come visit soon!

Kristin said...

What cute grandkids! Sounds like a big party and grandma and grandpa's house! I need to get the recipe for the brownies at the top of your blog. They look so yummy! What are they called? Have fun with the kiddies!