Monday, February 11, 2008

My family thinks I've lost it...Hmmmm???

Have you ever had a moment or moments in your life where everyone around you just looks at you like you've lost your mind? REALLY...NEVER...Well, it's a common occurrence around here...take for instance the fact that we have two grown children who are both married to wonderful spouses...and the fact that I want more than anything to become a grandmother while I'm still young enough to enjoy them!! Now please know that I am wise enough to know in due time...in due time...BUT...this does not keep me from "dreaming"! Yes...folks I dream of a sweet little granddaugher or grandson to cuddle, snuggle and basically just smother to pieces with love and affection. I also dream of the name my grandchild will call me...YES...You've guessed it...this is where the crazy part and disconcerting looks come into play. I have long asked to be called "Lolly"...why...Lolly you ask? Well, for two very strong and sound reasons...well...three...now that I think of it! First...it's just so darn cute and the kids called their grandmothers "granny" that was their name and it is just not me! Secondly...because of this...yes...this cute sweet little doll...this is a doll my darling daughter had when she was growing up and this doll went everywhere with her from the time she could walk till she moved on to bigger and better things...like tricycles, big wheels and Barbies (I have this doll packed away for the future..wink, wink)...The doll is named "Lolly" and man oh man...you should have heard how cute the words "Lolly doll" were when my precious daughter spoke them... and Thirdly...sweet lovin'hubbin' likes the name..."Pop" because of his grandfather...so...me being the kooky crazy gal that I am...thought "Lolly" and "Pop" were the perfect names for us! They just seem to fit us to a "t"...so to speak! Can't you just see it now...a cute curly haired little girl asking her mom and dad if she can go see "Lolly-Pop"...or a tow headed little boy asking if Lolly-Pop is taking him to the rodeo??? Don't think for a minute it would be beneath me to bribe them (my future grandchildren) with lollie-pops...you know just to con them into calling me that...my candy drawer will be brimming with all kinds of healthy...lol...non-sugary lollie-pops...ok...that's just a lie...I'm going to fill that drawer with the best lollie-pops I can find...sugar or no-sugar...it's my grandchild for heavens sake.

Yea...I've got it all figured out in my head...sigh...it's just no one is cooperating with me... darn kids! The good news is I do have 2 grand dogs...and my sweet son-in-law is already calling me Lolly in front of their dog...so I think it will become habit for him (my son-in-law...not the dog, she doesn't speak, yet)...therefore...I'm sure its a shoe-in for the future gran-chillins! Doncha think???

So-ooooo
What do you want to be called? Or what do your grandchildren call you? I'm eager to know...I just may have to steal it... ummm...I mean pass it on to someone else to use!!

disclaimer...to my sweet darlin dauthter and daughter-in-law who I know check my blog from time to time...this is in no way a ploy to put pressure on either of you...I want to be a "Lolly" whenever you are ready...I just ran across the "Lolly" doll the other day...and it had me thinking. Of course if you guys want to oblige...I don't have a problem with that either... LYF

17 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love Lolly!! and Lolly -n- Pop...how adorable! Only you could come up with such sweet grandparent names such as these! I want to be Mimi and Dennis to be Papa. One day....xxoo, Dawn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lolly and Pop! I LOVE it! Those have to be the best grandparent names I have ever heard!

My grandkids just call us Grandma and Grandpa...lol
Penny

justabeachkat said...

How adorable! I think those names will be perfect.

And girl....you are not gonna believe this!!!! Our 26 year old daughter, Bree, had the same doll... her Lolly Doll. I couldn't remember if we named her that or if it was the name of the doll when we purchased it. I have photos of her with it from birth. It was her first doll ever. I still have it here at the house. I'm gonna take a photo and e-mail it to you. It's exactly the same!! What memories that doll brings!

Hugs!
Kat

BTW...George is Granddad and I'm MeMe

Jackie said...

If you could only see me rolling my eyes MOM! You are right, you're cRaZy, but I still love you!

La Tea Dah said...

I think Lolly is an adorable name! I love the Lolly Pop idea. . .it's totally precious! I hope that someone in your family gives you that name (someone that has grandies, that is). In our family, my sister's son called my mom by a different name than my children called her. So, it all works out okay in the long run.

Enjoy a happy day!
LaTeaDah

homespun living said...

Lolly is good, and well, combined with Pop, what child wouldn't love those names! :)
Thanks for stopping by Teresa!

Deb

Sandi McBride said...

I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!! Lolly and Pop...too cute, too sweet, too warm...I hope you get your wish really soon! I am so wrapped around my grandbaby (who is now 8) that her parents are jeaolous, lol. She calls me Gran and Mac Papaw...she's the apple of her Papaw's eye, too! I can't wait till you are able to tell us that Lolly and Pop are an actuality!!!
love ya girl!
Sandi

Julie said...

What an adorable story! I jsut held my Grandaughter in my arms and whispered to her, "If you call me Aunt Julie, I will buy you a pony!"

Julie said...

By the Way... I wanted to share an idea with you. I just started a new blog called the Mean Mommy Journal. It is a love gift to my daughters as I am documenting many many stories of their childhood. As the years pass - the memories fade and the stories also get blurry - since I have 2 daughters and cannot always remember what happened to whom!

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Valentine's day to you and hubby...
hugs
Sandi

Tina said...

well that's it...I want to call you Lolly now! Can I? lol! CUTE! Mika had that same doll~ I should start digging through boxes for it...I came over to wish you HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! Hope it's a good one Lolly! ; - ) Tina

Lavender Chick said...

Lolly & Pop! I LOVE it! I hope you get your wish soon... You're daughter is so gorgeous!

I laughed when I read Kat's message about her daughter having the same Lolly Doll! What a coincidence!

And no, I don't think you're crazy at all.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love it! Happy Valentines Day from our hearts to yours!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Lolly - Pop is fun ....you are so creative! My G'kids call me nan, not the greatest name, but still I love hearing it coming from them. My older g'son calls me "the nanster," nanita, nanisha.

Hugs, DebraK

Susie Q said...

I think Lolly is absolutely adorable...and the story behind it is precious. Lolly and Pop...just perfect. You can not wait can you?? I can see the grin on your face...and what a perfect Grandmother you will be. Lucky, lucky babies!!!

What do I want to be...I never thought about it I guess. I called mine Grandma and Grandpa...my kids called theirs Grandma and Grandpa...we have NO imagination!! *laugh* Now I feel awful!! I wanna cute nickname!!!!

Oh...I guess I need the grandkids first huh? Dan is not even dating anyone regularly so that may have to wait!

Bye Bye Lolly...have a sweet weekend!!

Hugs and love,
Sue

Susie Q said...

And I forgot to mention that any baby born into your family will be GORGEOUS!!! You all are the best lookin' people I know! Bee-Yoo-Tee-Ful!!!

Love again,
Sue

Sheila said...

I love love love it! Lolly and Pop, and you know whatever you answer to will be what the "Grand"`children call you. I don't have them yet either! I love the memories you have store for your sweet children, and the new ones you will make with the "Grand"chilren...have a blessed weekend