Saturday, August 25, 2012

One reason I am a blissed-out grandma

Each day when we're together, ViMae asks, "Do you want to play Mom and Kid?" "Of course," I say, and suddenly I am The Kid. I have no actual kid name, and my age varies from one to ten. It is often Kid's birthday, a good excuse for a play tea party.

In fact, we can play anything just the way we usually do, except periodically Vi says something in her Mom character and I respond in kind.

A couple of weeks ago we were playing with Play-Doh, feathers, and pipe cleaners, and she carried on a long conversation with her bird/Princess Leia creation. Seeing the nice light, I grabbed my camera and snapped away. She pretended not to notice.

When she was done playing and I stopped shooting, she asked innocently, "What were you doing, Kid?" I'm pretty sure she knew. And now I'm sharing.


22 comments:

joeh said...

I like it when anyone calls me kid!

What a cutie pie!

Your granddaughter is cute too.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I absolutely Love that you are Kid. What a great reversal of roles for both of you. The photos are so nice, the light shining on her sweet face....

California Girl said...

What an adorable child! And you captured her in a soft, sweet way.

Some day I hope to be one but neither of my sons is anywhere close to being ready for marriage, let alone family.

Jeanie said...

I almost always get to be the sister....and sometimes I get in trouble.
That is a really beautiful series of shots you took.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love those pretend games..we did the Student and Teacher with the Grand girls..they loved being the teacher. Wonderful shots of your beautiful ViMae:)

Stephen Hayes said...

Beautiful pictures. They're a good reminder of why our generation should clean up our messes without passing them along to future generations.

Retired English Teacher said...

I love this vignette into your life. Your granddaughter looks quite grown-up and intent on doing the work she has to do, just like a mom. I love that you were playing with your camera as she worked away. Nice job, kid.

Ms Sparrow said...

What a lovely little girl and what sweet times you have together!

DJan said...

The light was indeed very special, Kid. You are a very accomplished young'un. :-)

Red said...

You really nailed the expression on this one. Little kids can become completely absorbed in an activity and it shows on their face.

Abby said...

Today we were playing Kid and Mom, and she was putting me to bed for nap time, and I must've been a little too convincing because she leaned over and whispered, "You know that I'm still your daughter and you're my real mom, right?"

Linda Myers said...

Great photos, Kid!

Red Shoes said...

How wonderful to see that some children can still pretend!!

Beautiful photos of a wonderful child by an equally wonderful grandmother!!

:o)

~shoes~

Paula Wooters said...

Someday I hope my own kid gives me new kids to play with! Enjoy!

Grandmother said...

I get to be the "baby" and my granddaughter is the "mommy". It can get pretty hilarious. But look at how much more mature ViMae looks! What a great role you have.

Indigo Roth said...

Hey Nancy! These are terrific pictures. And may I say you look very much like ViMae? Indigo x

WhisperingWriter said...

Very sweet pictures!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Aw. I hope I have a granddaughter one day. And will be a good grandma like you. I wonder...

Karen @ BakingInATornado said...

Beautiful pics. Looks like you have an amazing relationship with her, how lucky you are.

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Zena said...

You capture a lovely moment and the story is very sweet

bettyl said...

What a great memory this will be for you both when she has children of her own.

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