Monday, July 22, 2013

Hi World,

A few weeks before my daughter gave birth she asked me what I wanted to be called.

Did I want to be called Nana?  Grandma? Grammie? MeeMaw?

"What kind of baby are you having?", I asked.

"What do you mean?" S asked.  "Like, am I having a chicken baby or an asparagus baby or a medium rare baby?"

"S", I said, "You are overthinking the question....are you having a girl or boy?"

"Chicken, stop dramatizing for your blog. You know I'm having a girl. You planned the very pink shower with all the creepy baby dolls."

"Look, S, don't take your pregnancy hormones out on me.  I guess she can call me 'Pony'."

"Pony?  Really?  That's what you're going with?"

"Girls love ponies."

"Oh....ok, true, Chicken, I get it.  What if she had been a boy?"


"I'm so glad.  I thought you might go in a different direction."

Ah S.You know me too well.

World, meet McKenna.  Let's call her Apple,

Missed you, World.

Grammie Chicken Out


  1. Congratulations.
    Beauty continues to shine on the world bringing Hope.

  2. Chicken! You're alive! You're alive! Beautiful granddaughter! Welcome back, we've missed you, too!

    Here's hoping Princess Kate pushes that baby out soon!


  3. Aw Carlos, thank you. I agree.

    CB CB I am. I am still alive. I'm super happy about that. I missed you too. So what 4 names do you think they'll give him?

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! Apple. Love that. Maybe we should find something that goes with Apple for her to call you? Orange? iPhone?

    I will have you know that I did NOT smile when I saw the news about the Royal Baby. (I have strong opinions about the world willingly being obsessed with "royals" in the 21st century...) But I did SMILE BIG when I saw that cute grandbaby of yours.

  5. Thanks absence. I even smiled at the Royal baby news. and giuluana and Bill news. I am baby soft

  6. OH My, she is such a doll!!!!! I hope she does call you pony, that would be so fun!!!!!! Plus, then when she asks for a pony someday, her mom can say she already has one :-)

  7. Congrats on the beautiful baby. I heard a recent Nana "nom de plume":
    Gigi. I think it's so Audrey Hepburn elegant. Maybe?


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