Monday, May 12, 2008


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You know the little glimpse of my MIL I gave you? Well in the interest of fair and balanced reporting, this is the reason that I don't pay too much attention to the things done or said for my/our own good.

This is a picture of Grandma and Tali painting the face on a doll that they have made together for a heritage project assignment in school. Tali sewed the doll and Grandma made the outfit, they are both doing the facial artwork.

This is the reason that I could never be too upset with Grandma - she will walk to the ends of the earth for her grandkids. Tali is wearing a sweater that Grandma made for Julian which she inexplicably made with sort of puffy-ish sleeves, even though I tried to point that out before she finished it. She told Grandma tonight "this sweater is too girlyish for Julian and it fits me."

Without missing a beat, Grandma just smiled and said "Okay Tali, I'll make Julian another one." The sun rises and sets on her grandchildren and this softens some of Grandma's remarks or guilt trips.

She sees that I am a bit tired and trying to round Tali up and adds "Okay Miss America, take Rose home - she's finished."

Maybe Tali will post the finished product on her blog as there seems to be a gag order on what I can share.

G'night. all.


tsduff said...

The scene you captured is priceless! Older, wiser generation tenderly teaching and assisting the younger... I know you'll keep that photo around for posterity :)

Tom & Icy said...

So sentimental. So enjoyable to read your blog.

Anonymous said...

So what, Mr. Banana wasn't good enough for you?

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you and MIL.

Ariel the Thief said...

Great photo, I love it.

Your balanced portrait amuses me. :-)

G said...

Terry, yeah I had to go run and get my camera from the car for this one. It'll mean something in twenty years. :)

T&I, that's about as nice a thing as a blogger could hope to hear. Thanks.

Weirsdo, Ha! We had considered him but when he realized the heritage was Romanian, not Russian, and didn't involve drinking copious amounts of vodka, he declined. I heard him muttering, "that broad looks a little uptight with that outfit anyway. She could use a little vodka."

Thank you.

Ariel, it amuses me when it's not confounding me ;)

Claire said...

Lucky kids! My MIL was like that too, but alas she has passed on to her next adventure. My own mom is not the sunrise/set kind of grandma. Guess it takes all kinds. I know what kind I'll be someday -far, far in the future...

G said...

It does take all kinds for sure. I know you'll be one heck of a fun grandma, for sure.