Sunday, June 22, 2008

grubby fingured sneak thief


My grandmother lives with my parents. She had a nice little setup in the kitchen with her electric recliner and side table...she's had things pretty good. Then her irresponsible =) grandchildren had to go and start procreating resulting in 12 great-grandchildren in 3 years..now the kids are continually playing with the remote for her armchair leaving it at funky angles for her to sort out....and that side table, well, we will just call the side table "temptation." My grandma doesn't drink water, she prefers stronger drinks like root beer, or if she's feeling particularly kicky coke.
Any grand kid that has learned to pull up soon learns that the "temptation" is at just the right height for them to reach things like cups and practice sucking from a straw when great grandma is not looking. Grandma has learned. So today when she got up from her chair during family dinner she made sure that she handed me her root beer for safe keeping. I distractedly put it on the table and got back to the business of feeding Atticus(as he is likely to start yelling and banging if there is more than one second when food is not in his mouth). I happened to glance over that way again and realized that the root beer was safe...but Grandma's mostly eaten plate of rocky road pie had been left unguarded....

4 comments:

Teresa & Eric said...

That is awesome...can't wait for those experiences!

Joel and Crystal said...

Way to go Jane! you are my kind of girl!

Melissa said...

AWESOME!! She's a true girl--loves chocolate.

Holli said...

This had me rolling. Poor Grandma. And, I just have to say that I love the titles of your entries! Grubby fingered sneak thief... :)