So Mom…Did You Spoil Her Much?

posted by Momo Fali on August 10, 2008

My daughter just returned home from a three-day trip to my Mom’s house. I figured it would be good for my kid to have some time alone with her Grandma.

Grandma reported that her youngest grand-daughter was polite, helpful, and easy to get along with, and that they had a wonderful time together. In fact, it was so wonderful that my Mom said, “I asked her if she wanted to move in with me.”

I laughed, knowing full well that my daughter would have none of that. My Mom doesn’t own a Wii…or even a computer. The horrors.

I asked, “What did she say?”

Proud Grandma replied, “Well, she said she’d love to! But, I told her she would miss you guys too much. And, do you know what she said to that?”

“No,” I answered hesitantly. What?”

“She said that as long as she had a picture of you and could occasionally see you on weekends, she’d be just fine.”


  • Annie

    LOL! Way to let you down a bagful!

    Good luck detoxing her from the spoiling – it ain’t easy!

  • amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay

    hah!!!! let the deprogramming begin!

  • Rachel

    Ha Ha Ha!! Love it.
    Grandchildren are God’s reward to our parents for surviving us, and His joke on us for what we did to them đŸ˜‰
    That is so cute!!

  • the planet of janet


  • AlisonH

    Showing that the quick comeback must be genetic.

  • Mrs. Schmitty


  • Drowsey Monkey

    LOL! At least she wanted a photo … that’s something.

  • Heather

    They can all manage to be perfect for a weekend. Grandma might be the one rescinding the offer after a couple of weeks. =P

  • LiteralDan

    I think my son would be fine living with anyone so long as they had candy.

    That’s the real reason parents tell kids not to take candy from strangers– we don’t want competition for the right to put up with them.

  • Bee Repartee

    Grandma must have cookies and chocolate. Heck, I’d stay at your mom’s house for that.

  • Middle Aged woman

    Mom and Dad? Yeah, I remember them. They made me eat vegetables and clean my room. Pssh.

  • chefmom

    That’s a riot!!

  • Kori

    Ha; another knife to the back. All of my kids except Owen wanted to move in with my friends when we were in Seattle. Even Sam, who three weeks ago told me he loved me so much that he was going to live with me forever. And all of them said, “We can see you for two weeks every summer!” Nice.

  • meleah rebeccah

    ha ha ha ha

    My son would have made the same choice except that we already DO live with gramma!

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    Ha!!! I see a genetic trade here…

  • The Laundress

    That is so funny. And so typically girlie!

  • Tara R.

    That’s just hilarious. But, will she get a turtle or a paper route?

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    Remind her of that when she wants the car keys….

  • Amy

    That’s awesome. Now if I could get just ONE of my girls to feel that way…

  • Mz. Nesbit

    Well, don’t you feel loved.

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    Look at it this way–that’s one less college fund you need to worry about.

  • Judith Shakespeare

    *snicker* that’s love for ‘ya!

  • Jamie E


  • Christina

    Hahaha – she must have made some pretty good cookies to bribe her to stay.

    Of course, just think of the time you’d have..

  • MammaDawg

    LOL – she’d get along just fine with my eldest – he’d say the same dang thing about me, I’d bet!

  • Mommyspeak

    very cute. We just got back from vacation and after a week of being with my son every day I dreaded the fight I would have Monday morning on my way back to work. I told my 2 yr old Mommy has to work today but daddy is home with you. He looked right at me and with a big grin said BYE BYE mommy. Put the keys in.
    GOtta love it!

  • ShannanB aka Mommy Bits

    Ouch! Well at least this confirms how much she loves her grandma!

    Don’t feel bad. Several times I’ve gone to pick up my youngest from my mom’s after work only to have him tell me that he wanted to stay with her instead.

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Miss E is at my Mum’s tonight. Will she miss me?? Naaaah.

  • transfattyacid

    Well at least you won’t be forgotten….

  • Missives From Suburbia

    You’re not going to turn that down, are you? You’re going to hand her a bus ticket and a photo, right?

  • tanya25m

    Well.. at least your daughter wants a picture of you… Mine doesn’t even need that! A quick phone call now and then is enough for her.

  • Jaina

    Ouch! I guess it’s good she has such a close relationship with her grandma? I bet given a few days or so she might change her tune.

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