Grandma Michelle and Grandpa Duane here. (I didn't want to be called Grandma Sheffield! I don't know if many are called by their last names anymore.)
Love all six of those grandkids more than life itself!
Mariner of the Seas 3/30/08
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
I am called Granny "D" by my 3 yr old step-granddaughter. she calls my hubby "Grandad". Granny D is preferable to what she used to call me, which was "Emma" (my dog's name!) She always asked to go to "Emma's house"!
I'm '' Dad '' to my kids, '' Papy '' for the 2 grand daughters.
Why Papy ??? My ex lives closer to the rest of the family, and the grand kids refer to her as '' grandmaman'' and him as '' grandpapa''...so I devised the name '' Papy '' to save the grandkids some confusion,and help them know there is a difference.....and one of my grand daughters came up with '' granetta'' for my current wife....Sweet....
p.s.... Big Papy Dave Ortiz, the Red Sox's WMD, called the other day, something about ''copyright infrigement''......
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Nest up: CENTURY June'08....B2B Norwegian Fjords/Artic/NorthCape & Scandinavia/Russia
When Caroline was a baby we started out as Grandma and Grandpa. As she began to talk she labeled us Gram and Pa. The Gram stuck but somewhere around the time Sabrina arrived I became Papa. Now even our children refer to us as Gram and Papa. There is no greater sound in the world than hearing "Papa and Gram are here" yelled at the top of their voices when we knock on the door. I have to go work on Madelyn tonight. She's five months old and can't say Papa yet, but, I'm working on it.
No grandkids yet, but pretty sure we will be Memere and Pepere. Our maybe Mem and Pep so we don't confuse them with my in-laws who are also Memere and Pepere. It will be exciting to find out. Right now I have to settle for being "Auntie" to all my nieces and nephews, and most of their friends call me that too.
another "grand" story: when my daughter was little, and we still had contact with my ex's family, his parents wer called Nanny and Poppa. My mom, who was widowed and lived alone, was dubbed by my daughter as "One Nanny" because she was only "one" where the other Nanny had a Poppa!
Neither a Grandma or Grandpa here. Daughter just can't seem to settle down with a steady. When she does and has a child we will move, then at the time the kid is around 7 years will tell our daughter where we live. ... ROFLMAF
Something about diapers and crying just stresses us out. Oh and that baby food spitting out of the mouths .. UGHHHHH. Reminds me of my Father-in-law when he talks, not a pretty site ..
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My husband's kids each have two kids. They call John "Papa" or "Grandpa" and they call me Nana. They call their biological grandmother "Grammy" (she chose that name).
My kids (thankfully) have none of their own yet. I hope they wait for a few years before they do bless us. They need time to enjoy their freedom and life away from home before they settle down with a family.
I just found out yesterday that I am going to be a gramma nana gg or something. I dont want to be anything old! Any suggestion I was thinking GK for gramma kathy but my daughter said it sounds like bk for burger king!!!
I am not an "official" Grandma yet, my ex-husband's daughter, who is like a daughter to me, has her little girl call me GramDUH. When my son gives me kids, AFTER he graduates college and becomes ungodly wealthy, and gets married, the kids will call me Grammy, to honor my Great-Grandparents.
One of the women I work with is named Jane. One of her grankids started this way back, and it stuck..they all call her Jane-O, I thinks it's fabulous, and am considering changing my name, and stealing it
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