Vickie Lester gets all grand-maternal

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I had a little guest over for dinner last night. Of course she came with parents, but she tailed me throughout the evening, helped me in the kitchen, and we chatted and laughed pretty much non-stop. Before you tell me I have the emotional maturity of a ten year-old I will tell you you’re not far wrong. When it was revealed she had caught a glimpse of Game of Thrones (which she is forbidden to watch) she and I were in perfect synch: “Icky!” I kept tabs on how many quarters were owed her when the adults deployed swear words, and when she forgot to take home her stack of coins I set them aside for next time. Most of all it reminded me how different boys and girls are growing up.

I knew this little one from very early on. I held her mother’s baby shower at my house. I even take credit for her name (completely unwarranted). If my wobbly memory serves, I had something to do with putting a name in a hat that was either Svetlana Imelda, Ultra Violet, or, Avalanche Lily. I’ll leave it to you to guess which became hers. Clue: nobody names their child Avalanche.

And, although my hormones are raging against the dying of the light, I really wouldn’t mind being a grandparent. Cross my heart.

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  1. June 18, 2014

    What a delightful picture of Shirley Temple and Gary Cooper.

  2. June 18, 2014

    What a delightful companion! I can’t think of a better way to host a dinner party.

  3. June 19, 2014

    Nobody names their kid Avalanche. Yet. But now you’ve put it out there….. πŸ˜‰

  4. June 19, 2014

    Awww…..Grand Maternal you! Don’t know about Avalanche but I saw a photo of a girl named Absinthe. I reckon if a kid can be called Absinthe, a kid can be called Avalanche or Just About Anything.

    • June 19, 2014

      I think Absinthe is a gorgeous name! If I were to have a daughter (in another life – I’m more towards 50 than 40 just now) I’d totally name her Absinthe. Abby for short. Just lovely! I also enjoy the real thing – absinthe, that is.

      • June 19, 2014

        For that matter, I think the name Avalanche kicks ass, too. I’d never let that kid go skiing, though.

      • June 19, 2014

        I expect her parents are fans of the drink too. πŸ™‚

  5. June 22, 2014

    Lovely post and yes, you’d love being a beguiling glama!

    • June 22, 2014

      By the time the young ones get around to it I’ll just have to settle for grammy πŸ˜‰ !

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