Emme has been full of questions for me lately. I know she has been missing Grandma, as we all have. Here are some of her questions:
*How do you become a Grandma?
*Once you are a Grandma, do you stay a Grandma for your whole life?
*Do you think Grandma can see me from where she is at?
*When do I become a Grandma? (That was tonight)
This whole week, I have tried my best to explain the term “Grandma” to her. I even told her that I had an adopted Grandma named Julia growing up because one of my Grandma’s died before I was born and the other one died when I was young. We adopted Grandma Julia Danielson and we showed her pictures. She knows that I am adopted and we talked about Grandma not being able to have children and why. I think her brain was on overload today.
Today she again asked me if Grandma watches over her. We have talked about heaven and our beliefs but I feel like she looks at me and wonders if I am telling her the truth. In the past few weeks she has asked if Grandma lives above the moon. She has also asked if she lives on or above the clouds. People have also told her that Grandma lives in her heart and how can she live in her heart? Seven year olds take things very literal.
Today we talked about Blue Dog, my Mom’s stuffed animal. I thought about this a lot today and I told her that I think that Blue Dog is here to watch over her for Grandma. I reminded her how much Blue Dog brought Grandma comfort. This seemed to make sense to her. Guess where Blue Dog has been today?
*It went down the slide with her many, many times today.
*He (I think it’s a he) ate cereal with her in bed.
*He went in the car with her but I wouldn’t let her bring it in to Perkins.
*Its been in the baby stroller, watching the kids play.
*He took a badly needed nap this afternoon
*He wrestled with her, along with her dad.
I hope that I’m not confusing her. As a parent , I wonder what to tell her. I miss her Grandma too.
To be seven again and wonder what this world is all about. Blue Dog is in for some adventures, along with her favorite animal, Lambie.
Suggestions are welcome…