Monday, October 19, 2015

What's Wrong with Being Called Grandma?

Dear Readers,

People hear the word 'grandma' and I guess they instantly associate it with gray hair, aprons, and baking in the kitchen. Or walkers, wheelchairs, and drooling (I don't know?).  Whatever it is, the name gets a bad rap and people are doing all they can to change being called the dreaded  'G' word. Me? I own it. I love being a grandma. Not much sounds sweeter to my ears than hearing a little 2-year old run around and saying in her cute little baby voice, 'grannnnnnnndma.'  Makes my day. In fact, the only better sound is to hear the word, 'mom.'  'Grandma' is a close runner up though. :)

How about you, do you/will you want to be called 'grandma' or 'grandpa' when the time comes? Or are you electing for something different? And why?

I'm just up early, and curious.

-Lovingly Yours,

Granny/Grandma/Grandma Rosey/Gran

27 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Grandpa wouldn't bother me, then I'd get another reason to act crazy and people would let me get away with anything, as they'd think I'm old and senile lol

alissa apel said...

My parents and Travis' parents go by Grandma and Grandpa. I will to when the time comes. That is unless they can't say it, and start calling me something different. I'm understanding of that to. I think it's silly when people have hang-ups over titles like that. Just because you're a grandma doesn't make you old. The next thing you know Moms and Dads won't be called those titles either. So silly.

About the only titles I don't get is how there's one Mr. and 3 titles for women Ms., Miss. and Mrs. I never understood that. I think it's confusing for everyone, but especially kids. I think women should go by one just like men do. It doesn't matter to me if people call me a title based on if I'm married or not. Regardless I talk about my husband and kids anyhow. It's just odd that society did that. Just think if men did the same thing. It could be Mr., Mrrr., and Mrer. Weird!

Launna said...

I love being a grandmother Rosey, however; my name is Glama nana... I have never been fond of grandma... ... my sister is NuNu and my other sister is Me ma... we all like a different name xox... I say to each his own xox

Anonymous said...

Nothing is wrong beomg called called Grandma, or being a Grandma. The ache of life is that my daughter and I do not speak (her choice) and so I have never met, and probably never will meet my 3 granddaughters. (ages 10, 7, and 8 months). God bless you, you are probably a wonderful Grandma and the kids are blessed to have you in their lives.

Sandee said...

I'm even a great grandma, although Audi calls me grandma instead of great grandma. I love being a grandmother. Love it.

Have a fabulous day fellow grandma. ☺

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wear that title proudly. Besides, you get the fun part.
No kids, so I won't be a grandfather.

Chatty Crone said...

I love being called grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - I'm not a grandma, or ma .. but was delighted when Lenny decided to call me his GrandBlogMom .. that's perfectly fine and totally endearing from a lad (15 tomorrow) whom I've never met .. but who we seem to have a great rapport. His Blog Mom is Sharon .. I featured her in my May post.

Cheers Grandma Rosey - from GrandBlogMom Hilary!!

Colette S said...

I"m not a grandma as yet, but I believe it will be a most wonderful blessing to be at that point in my life, God's willing!

Jen said...

I hate that there is such a stigma on this word when there shouldn't be. It should be celebrated!

Elephant's Child said...

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. It is such an individual call.
The one I have difficulties with is when a couple refer to each other as mum and dad... Surely there is more to them and their relationship than that?

mail4rosey said...

lol see...the stereotype, only you'd be using it in a good way. :)

mail4rosey said...

I never thought about the Mr. vs. Ms./Miss/Mrs. thing. How funny, and how true!

mail4rosey said...

Glama nana is fun, Launna. I have heard a ton of variations on what people want to be called. For me, my association with my own grandma is so awesome, that it's the only thing I want to be called. If I ever turn out to be half the woman she was, I'm a lucky gal (and the grandkids are too). I agree too, though, to each his own. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm sorry to hear about the breach. Nothing is beyond repair, and I have seen miracles with relationships. Wishing you one for yours.

mail4rosey said...

My grandbaby varies on however she's feeling at the moment. When she called me Grandma Rosey the first time it was hysterical because no one calls me 'Rosey' now that I'm grown. My family did when I was a kid. :)

mail4rosey said...

I do get the fun part. :) No wonder my grandma liked this gig so much. ;)

mail4rosey said...

ditto that (and howdy too! nice to see ya!). :)

Ingrid said...

I don't mind being called Grandma, my grands call me Grandma. I think my new great-grandson is probably going to call me Grandme!

mail4rosey said...

His blog mom. :) You made me laugh. I like the term blog mom. And it's cool that her son is interacting and has an engaging personality.:)

mail4rosey said...

Def. a wonderful blessing. :)

mail4rosey said...

I get a comfy/happy feeling when I hear the word. I hope my granddaughter always will too. :)

mail4rosey said...

My grandpa used to call my gram 'mom,' even when his daughter (my mom) was grown and had a kiddo of her own (me). I forgot about that until you posted here, lol!

mail4rosey said...

Congrats on the new great grandbaby! :)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

I think I’d be hung up on the “grandma” if I was one at this age. A lot of my classmates are becoming grandmother’s and the all have grandma nicknames certainly no 40 something “Granny’”. I called my one of my grandmother’s grammy and I don’t hear that very much but I love it. Maybe in future I’ll be a Grammy.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think I will also embrace the title, but I hope it's not any time soon. I have a hard enough time getting people to believe that Mariah is my daughter lol!

~ Noelle said...

I figure what ever I end up being called, I will go with it.
my mom was " mama d" to marcs boys.. then broxton came along and calls her maw maw.