Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Braggin' Rights Rites

Last Thursday was Nicholas' Christmas party at school and I got to remember what happens in Kindergarten! I kept thinking there was going to be a program and I wanted to make sure I got there early enough to get a good seat for photos. But, NO, it was a party, not a program, G'ma!

First of all, when Nicholas woke up that morning, he told Amy he wanted to wear this shirt because he wanted to look handsome for his party. Since it was a "working" party, the teacher put reindeer shirts on everyone (ones they had painted themselves), and he still looked handsome.

Oh, to be in Kindergarten again, to do all the crafty things and frost cookies and eat them! The mommies, one daddy and one grandma (moi) were there to help out. But because there was plenty of help to go around, the grandma just took pictures! It's my right, you know...and my Rite of Passage as a grandma.

There's just something about seeing Christmas through the eyes of your grandson! I'm sure I saw it through the eyes of my own two kids way back then but I don't remember it in the same way.

You know what we say: "If I had known being a grandma was going to be this much fun, I would have done it first!" Grandmas are so lucky. Everyone let's us get away with bragging!


  1. Wow! You have created such good memory-makers with these photos. The 2nd and the last are really special for me.

    I mean, I can forecast that years from now Nicholas will look at these photos and realize how beautiful his Mom is and puzzle a little as to whether he was ever filled with such wonderment.

  2. Yes, Margaret. At least this g'ma thinks so!

    And yes, PG. I took many still photos of my kids and put them in albums throughout the years. One of my favorite memories is of Amy at a young age sitting on the couch and spending hours leafing through them. I didn't grow up with that luxury (of myriad photos of myself as a child), did you?!