Since we're on the subject of relatives, I thought we could discuss some of our favorite ones--grandparents.
Growing up my husband and I both referred to our grandparents as "Grandpa" or "Grandma" so-and-so and we both had friends who loving used terms like, "Gran," "Gram," "Nana," and "Grammy." (Apparently there are many titles grandparents assume).
We both agree that it seemed like our friends with "special" grandparents names had something we didn't. Some kind of secret relationship or special grandparent-grandchild bond. Clearly we were missing out.
So, I'd like to take an unofficial poll:
- What did you call your grandparents?
- If you had "special" title did you feel cooler than everyone else? Please, don't be afraid to admit it, we all know you were.
- What do your kids call your parents?
- How did your kids come upon the title they use with your parents? Did they pick it themselves? Did Grandma decide? You?
Please, don't hold back. We have only a few years before our firstborn can talk and these decisions cannot be taken lightly.