• http://www.homejames.ca Amy K

    I remember my sleepovers at Grandma’s house — she always used to let us wear one of her turtle necks to bed (weird that we requested that).

  • Carin Sweerman

    The AWSL is right, you know – grandparents (and aunties) get to spoil – your turn will come some day and you will feel the exact same way. My grandparents were an ocean away so we saw them infrequently, but I still treasure the memories my grandfather gave us with his wonderful walks and trips to the U-Totem for Slurpees (much to my mother’s displeasure lol). Your mother is making wonderful memories for your two girls and I know you’ll never admit it, but I’ll just bet you’re secretly very happy about that :)

  • Heather Armstrong

    Time with my mother is the best gift I’ve ever given them. :)

  • http://www.lifewithroozle.com/ Casey

    That’s almost as bad as getting her baptized. FOR REALS.

  • dc

    funny. my son once told his friends, “I’d better ask my mom because when my dad says no there is no getting around it.”

  • Valerie May

    I am so happy to see that I am not the only one that doesn’t allow children to sleep in my bed unless they’re sick.

  • issascrazyworld

    Ha. Grandmas rock. Mine was amazing and my mom fits the bill perfectly. My kids favorite place is her house. Sometimes on really bad days I think to myself, I’ll be a great grandma. BUY/DO ALL THE THINGS! Heh.

  • JenniferW2323

    Great post. Reminds me of when my son was younger, and my Mom was the best thing in the universe. (She still is.)

  • KathyB

    Nobody spoils better than a grandmother. I called my daughter and my mom The Bookends., Seriously scary sometimes how true that was. But, Ursula got to go spend a week with Grannie in the summer and it was awesome. Marlo will know one day how special this time was. Good Job, Heather.

  • Jen Wilson

    Sounds about right with my mother/in-laws and my kids. They don’t want to come home. My mother took my almost-13-year-old on a two-week trip last summer to everywhere in western Canada and spoiled her rotten. They made a scrapbook of their journey and my daughter will treasure their trip for a long time. (Though my 7-year-old is now wondering when she gets to go on a trip with Grannie.)

  • Jaime

    So if you can make fun of Tourette’s, can I make fun of dog leash suicide?

  • http://oddlovescompany.com/blog/ Katybeth

    Your Mom’s a GEM. And it’s wonderful you let her watch your kids her way…Not that your way really matters, of-course. My parents taught my kid that some people eat THREE meals a day at the same time and those meals include more than one food. This is the same Mother that told ME that nice people did NOT eat breakfast. They also let him believe he was a Border Collie and could herd sheep or people while barking and nipping at their heals.—that went over REAL WELL at school. Even a Waldorf school has limits. Via Con Dias.

  • http://www.kimskitchensink.com/ Kim’s Kitchen Sink

    I loved everything about this.

  • Teal

    Whenever I stayed at my grandma’s, I always asked to wear one of her robes because it smelled like her. In fact, she let me have one so I would have something to remember her by when the time came.

  • shuggilippo

    Oh my would I prefer a good dunk’n'scrub over the bed-sleeping…

  • TS Mom

    You didn’t seriously just make a crack about Tourette Syndrome, did you? Because having a son with TS, I find that kind of ignorant and offensive.

  • Nan

    “Did she have her secretly baptized? Because I know this doesn’t involve

    I snorted. And I belong to that Church. Thanks for the laugh.

  • http://www.chookooloonks.com/ Karen Walrond

    Thanks for the shout-out. Signed, Your Tiny-Bit-Crazy Friend. ;)

  • http://dadcation.com/ michael from dadcation

    My children had their first soft drinks because of a trip out of town that included our leaving them with my parents. I was hoping their first stepping stone to childhood obesity would be much later.

    Enjoyed seeing you again in Atlanta! If Deborah and I come to ALT (she likely will; I might), a “Madonna Off” at the local karaoke bar (if such establishments are permitted in SLC) is in order.

  • Becky

    “She knows you’re too mean to let her sleep there.”——bwahahahahahaha!!!

  • http://hollowroom.com joanna

    Always loved staying at my grandparents as well. :) my kids never slept in my bed as well,once that starts its hard to break without a big fuss

  • Carin Sweerman

    No, she made a crack about herself. She did not blast or place Tourettes in a bad light. Lighten up a bit – you’ll enjoy life more.



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