Monday, December 22, 2008

a little explanation about the posting below, designed by Brian

I have 4 grandchildren who I love with all my heart. Brynee' is 16, and she has a boyfriend, is a cheerleader, and is an honor roll student. Anthony is 15 , and is a natural at any sport (as well as being incredibly funny and kind): football, wrestling, baseball, basketball. He does it all ,and he's good. They have lives that don't include being home a lot, and that's the way is should be for now. Lindsey is 11, Brian is 6, and these guys are home more often and most of the time are still content to cuddle with Nanny (me!) or play and/or make art. One of Brian's favorite things to do when I'm with them is to give me a toy gun so we can go outside to evade Germans, Russians, and/or zombies. It doesn't seem out of the ordinary that his 59 year old grandmother is playing with him. I know I still haven't explained Brian's posting, but I love the chance to write about the kids.
Yesterday while Lindsey was playing a video game and her Dad (my son, Erich) was with her, Brian and myself went to the computer to look at Wookiepedia . Then we took a look a my blog because Brian likes to do that. He decided to play with one one the blog gadget pages, and spent a good amount time designing a posting for my blog, changing symbols, test, colors. then he was done and ready to post his design. At first the snooty, grown-up side of me was semi-horrified ("what would people think?"), but the Nanny side of me just said "sure, let's post it!".
"What does this mean, "call church"? I asked. Brian said it just means people can call a church if they want to do that. (Note: none of my family currently attends any church). "So it doesn't mean anyone has to call a church", I asked. "Nope", said Brian. So now you know as much as I do about this posting.


Anonymous said...

You're a good grandma, not squashing your grandson's enthusiasm. And that's an interesting story behind that graphic. Children come out with some pretty fascinating statements. I just had a 3-yr old tell me that "laughing is food." I was blown away by the little philosopher. I told him I was going to use that as the theme for my next collage.

Joanie Hoffman said...

It's easy to be a good grnadmother to my 4 grandchildren! I just love them so much.
I have a joural that I write phrases and happenings that amuse or amaze me, this version is circa 2001, and it's filled with good stuff for inspiration. And some of my favorite things are from kids.

Joanie Hoffman said...

if only I would learn to check my spelling....: )

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Joanie, I wanted to take a moment to tell you that I am flattered to be listed in your sidebar amongst your favorite blogs! Something like this is always a little gift for me, and I thank you for that. Merry Christmas!