Friday, August 14, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name

Having a sister 23 years younger than me leads to some interesting conversations as the kiddles try to sort out this "aunt" who seems more like a cousin.

Mia: What is the name of Emma's mom?

Me: Grandma

Grace: No, what is her REAL name?

Me: Sherry, but we call her Grandma.

Mia: That's weird. Do we call her Grandma because she IS a grandma or because she just likes that?

Me: Uh, she's YOUR Grandma. You know, Grandma--my mom, your grandma. That one.

Grace: Whhaaaaaattt?

Mia: Oh. My. Gosh. This is just too weird.

1 comment:

Becky said...

That is weird! How did you end up with a sibling that's 23 years younger?! Well, I know how it happens, but wow! We are closer to my 1st cousins once removed because of a generation gap like that but we just call them our cousins but it gets weird when we refer to grandmas while they are referring to aunts. Maybe we should do some new naming. This is Progenitor Petunia or this is Ancestor Bob.