Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What's in a name?

Seems as a grandmother, my name has evolved as the grandchildren have grown.

This past weekend, my eldest grandson (5) asked if he could call me Alberta. I said 'Yes' as this is my name. This conversation was just between the 2 of us...I think the guys were out for a bike ride.

Later that afternoon, Joey was outside in the back yard, I was in the kitchen getting cool drinks. Joey seen me through the open window and called me Alberta and then proceeded with a small request. Papa was within hearing distance and was somewhat surprised. He asked Joey why he was calling me Alberta. Joey's reply...'because I like the name!'

Well as the weekend unfolded, my name went from Nannie to Alberta to just 'Nan'! Aren't these great times!

3 comments:

Margaret said...

Kids are so cute in all the things they say and do. You must be having a ball wondering what they will come up with next.
Like you I haven't been working on Fred much. Today is another SAL day that will probably pass me by as we're having 5 people over for dinner tonight and I also have a bit of work to get out of the way. Hopefully next week will be a Fred week.
Thanks for your lovely email - there's an answer started in my 'drafts'. Will send it soon.

Dawn said...

Your grandson is so lucky to have a grandma like you! To this day the only thing I can call my Grandma is Grandmother.

Pumpkin said...

Children are pretty funny. My little nephew was here today (he's just over a year old) and he likes to call Pickles (the rabbit) kitty :o)