Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It Has Nothing To Do With How Much We Love You

A funny story……Grandparents were waving their good-byes to their family after an extended visit. As the family was driving away, the tired grandmother glanced at
Granddaddy and noticed that there were tears running down his face,
“what’s wrong?,” she asked. He answered, “they just ran over my foot, but keep waving, they might come back”.

No, it has nothing to do with how much we love you. It has everything to do with endurance, stamina, and the increasingly difficult task of cooking a turkey, dressing, 10 side dishes, 6 desserts, homemade rolls, 4 gallons of sweet tea, and having it all ready at the same time, with one oven! This must also happen with all the adults gathered around you in the kitchen and the kids needing your help with their crafts.
Another amazing tidbit about this scenario, the whole bunch expects to eat the next day too!” By then, Granddaddy and MiMi are not making complete sentences!

It has nothing to do with how much we love you!

Comments from our friends are comforting and reassure us that we are normal.
As I talked with one of my really good friends at our Christmas Eve service at church, she whispered, “they’ve just told me they are staying for 4 days! What am I going to feed them?”Another funny comment from a new grandmother, “we have been making organic baby food all week, I have washed 11 loads of clothes every day, and they brought their 100 lb. dog!”

It really has nothing to do with how much we love you!

(As you have probably already figured out, I wrote this after Christmas, 2008)

Published first on www.bcpmylife.com.