Monday, December 29, 2008

The Grimace Only A Grandmother Can Deny

Here's the necessary caveat: I love my mother dearly.

But she is delusional.

She contradicts me when I say Number Two is surly.

"He is not," says she.

"Is too," says I.

"He's always smiling when he's around me." She's positively preening.

"So I'm a bad mother, then. Because he's surly to me."

She shrugs. "I guess so." The easy acquiescence must be her attempt at levity.

I fall for the bait, choking back a snort that emerges snort-ish anyway. "I've been around both of you all day, and he was not smiling the whole time. I've got the pictures to prove it."

"No, you don't."

Oh, don't I?

Still, nobody's denying he has his moments.

You've got a cute grandkid, mom. I'll give you that.


Heather said...

They are very cute photos. At first I thought my Baby was rather somber, but she's really not that somber (as long as mom is holding her or very, very nearby!)

Boz said...


Lauren said...

He's just thinking.

Shannanb aka Mommy Bits said...

What a cutie. My Mom loves to say, "he's not like that with me" about my youngest. It drives me crazy!