Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Week in the Life of a Granny-Nanny

Or is it "Nanny-Granny"? Either way, I like the sounds of it (but don't you dare insert "Ninny" where it might fit ... ).

What a memorable week it's been. I've been hanging out with the clever & adorable Miss Rylie; and I'm re-living the days of yore (you just gotta love it when you can use 'yore' in a sentence) when chauffeuring was at the top of the list of my Mother's Resume (x three). I'm loving it!

Such are the sounds from the day-to-day life of a 14 year old ...

"Will you pick me up at 4:00pm today; I've got basketball practice after school again?"

"Don't forget, the game is 'away'; and it starts at 4:30pm."

"The whole group is meeting at Hanni's house before the dance, but first I'll come home and get all my stuff. Will you take me?"

"I need plain black flat shoes for the band concert. Can you take me shopping?"

(Photo: Rylie, Hanni, Ariannah)

"Any chance I can go over to my friend's house for awhile? I'll need a ride."

"The band concert starts at 7:00pm, but I have to be there by 6:15pm."

"Do you know what a 'Spirit Bag' is? I have to make two of them."

"Can we give my friends Fric & Frac a ride home again?"

My daughter returns on Friday (the poor dear has been in Hawaii), after which time my life will resume it's somewhat lackluster status (by comparison, anyway).

In the meantime, I'm relishing every moment of this; grateful to be welcomed into the world of a 14 year old girl.

Now that's status!

P.S. Thank you to all who've continued to pray for my 80 year old brother-in-law John. He remains hospitalized, but he's in much better condition than last week. He's not out of the woods yet; his heart is badly affected by the abscess that nearly claimed him. We are grateful for each day we have him; and grateful for the many that have held him and the family in their prayers.


Debbie said...

My oldest grand daughter is almost 14 and HOW I lOVE that age...soo much energy, fun, drama, and activity. It was just 10 short years ago my daughter (my youngest) was that age and I miss it more than you could know. Or maybe I just miss her.. = ( glad you got that time with your grand daughter. ENJOY every minute...HUGS

Rebecca said...

Status, indeed! Sounds like you're getting quite a "work out"!

Melanie said...

:D Merry Christmas ..friend!

Karen Lange said...

What fun! :)

Glad your brother in law is a bit better. Will pray.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Welcome to my world, Granny-Nanny...

At least you can run home for rest at the end of this week! Can I come over for some quiet?

What a wonderful gift to be given to you and your husband in this season of your lives--the gift of sacred participation in the lives of your grandkids.



Aliene said...

I'm Nanny also to my grand children.
Their Dad put them up to saying Hooting Nanny only one time. But, like you~ I love it. Not the hooting, just the Nanny.

Sonja said...

oh I can just picture it! What a treat to share these days, for both of you!!

Barbara said...

Giggles yep you sure are a busy one, keeps us young though, have a very blessed day, Barbara from

Rita said...

Oh my, I couldn't keep up with a 14 year old anymore! Ha! Enjoy every moment. sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. He's in my prayers. My dad only has a quarter of a heart. I know how hard that is.

LisaShaw said...


Praying for John now. I missed hearing about this having been off line those two weeks. I'm sorry.

Enjoy those precious moments with your beautiful 14 yr old grand. I know what you mean running after the last 17.5 yr old at home. When I ran after the 2 and 3 yr old grands over Thanksgiving I fell in the bed whipped every night but blessed. They keep us young.

Love you sister. I'll continue praying for John.

Merry Christmas.

Just a little something from Judy said...

This made me think about how it will be to have older grandchildren. I can't help but imagine how much of an impact you are making in her 14 year old world, whether you realize it or not. Afterall, who has such young looking grandmas in today's world?