Grandma & Grandpa were my Dad's parents who lived on the other side of the country. I can likely count the number of times I saw them on my two hands. They seemed older and likely were since my Dad is the youngest of seven children. I can't remember much about them unfortunately. The only memory that sticks is of them visiting our house and how it was confusing and a bit sad since my Grandmother suffered from alzheimer's disease. The other memories I have of them are related to the stories my Dad told me over the years about life growing up on the farm, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Andrew and I are lucky. All of the soon-to-be grandparents live within a ten minute drive of our house. We have three sets to contend with, which boils down to more love for the twins.
My Mom wants her and my Dad to follow in her parent's footsteps and be called Nan & Papa. I think this suits them perfectly. Now we have two other sets to name... Andrew's Mom and her Husband and Andrew's Dad and his Wife.
I have to say that I am a little stuck for ideas here besides the obvious Grandma & Grandpa.
What do / did you call your grandparents? What would you have your children call your parents?
|Nan & Papa... and me!|