Thanks to Kathy S. for sharing this with me:
I was out walking with my Grandson. He picked something up off of the ground and started to put it in his mouth. I took the item away from him, and I asked him not to do that. “Why?” my Grandson asked. “Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty, and probably has germs,” I replied. At this point, my Grandson looked at me with total admiration and asked, “Grandma, how do you know all this stuff?! You are so smart.” I was thinking quickly and said to him, “All Grandmas know stuff. It’s on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Grandma.” We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but he was evidently pondering this new information. “Oh….I get it!” he beamed. “So if you don’t pass the test, you have to be the Grandpa.” “Exactly,” I replied with a big smile on my face.
Photo by Angela Covington