Aw Grandma, you so crazy! February 12, 2014 by Stacey 22 Comments , Life, Motherhood « When I slow down, I get furtherCaramelised Apple and Cinnamon scrolls »Reader InteractionsComments sevenyear singlemummy says February 12, 2014 at 8:33 am Just wanted to say ‘HI Veggie Mama’..have just stumbled across your blog (via edenland xx) & wanted to say ‘wow, you are fantastic!!’. Im just starting out in the blogging world & recently have been questioning my antics..but you have certainly re-inspired me..so thanks for your hard work xx Reply Veggie Mama says February 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm oh how lovely, thank you! Antics are always encouraged 😉 Reply Jim @ MrAndMrsRomance.com says February 12, 2014 at 9:37 am Ha ha! Lovely old ladies. They do make me laugh with what they come out with! My nan wouldn’t go inside a supermarket without picking up a shopping basket or a trolley, even if it was for one small thing. She said people would think we were shoplifting. Yes, Nan. Me, a 10-year-old and you, a little old lady. Bless her. Thanks for making me think about my old nan, Stacey. Miss her. Reply Veggie Mama says February 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm Oh that is funny! But I totally get her point 🙂 Reply Smaggle says February 12, 2014 at 10:00 am My grandmother once said to me ‘Carly. You’re such a pretty girl. If you were your normal weight, you could be a model.’ She geniunely thought it was a massive compliment. Reply Veggie Mama says February 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm hahah like you’d be all motivated. I know people who speak without thinking how it might come across regardless of their intention. I always have a bit of a giggle 🙂 Reply Reannon Hope says February 12, 2014 at 11:40 am I was always told if you tickle babies feet they will have a stutter! And was told the hair thing too so when both my bog boys were 1 they both had a wicked cockie curl on top of their head so we gave them a number 2 crew cut! Yes their hair grew back all the one length but was it thicker…who knows! I am tempeted to do Blake’s now as its growing over his ears & looks a bit weird…. My pop used to tell me all the time I was named after a witch. I thought he was being mean but turns out he was right! Reply Veggie Mama says February 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm I think it is different if you shave it that close to the scalp – you’re cutting the hair shaft at its thickest, so what grows then looks thicker. But if you cut off a straggly mullet, the thing that makes it a straggly mullet is still there! I love it, it’s long enough for a pony tail, haha Reply Kay says February 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm I can relate! I have 3 girls and probably 90% of the time I get positive comments from Granma’s too (“Oh, all girls…I had all girls too!”). Or else they warn me about the teen years. Or clothing expenses. Or future boyfriends lol Another time, a grandma saw my older two girls playing at the park, looked into the stroller and saw pink “Oh no. Another Girl. Don’t worry you can always try for a boy” and off she tottered. The only time I’ve really been upset by a comment was when my 3rd daughter was a baby and I was walking down the street, carrying her in an ergo baby and holding the hands of my other two. A granny came up to me in the street and told me how much she “hated those things” (the ergo). She was ranting and raving about how terrible they are and how babies can’t breathe in them etc. I tried to explain that it had been a lifesaver for me (eg. crossing the road I could hold the hands of my other two without having to push a stroller) but she wouldn’t listen. It doesn’t bother me as much now but at the time I was so emotional and fragile (and sleep-deprived) I nearly burst into tears on the spot 🙁 Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:32 am Haha maybe 150 years ago when she had kids, the poor things couldn’t breathe in them, who knows. Slings save the lives of mothers across the whole world, in all cultures. Broaden your mind, weird grandma on the street! Reply Mandy McLoghlin Dos Santos says February 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm My nana was mortified that I didnt know what string really was when I was 10. I actually got in trouble. She always had lemonade and ice cream waiting for us and gave us a piece of apple going to bed to clean our teeth. I love Grandmas. Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:31 am some grandmas are so cool. My nana always had soft drink and ice cream in cones for us too 🙂 Reply Rosalyn says February 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm Ah ha. My G-ma (as I call her, she hates it! She hates it more when I tell her it’s because she’s so hip hop) is a classic. On a windy day last week a few wheelie bins blew over on her street – so she called the police. She didn’t think that vandals were pushing over bins, she genuinely thought the police better know that bins are going over in the wind. Love her Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:31 am THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!! Reply Lisa Mckenzie says February 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm I love my grandma well one of them anyway she always had chocolate biscuits and we could eat how Many we wanted and we never had to eat all our dinner either she was so cool and drove Mum mad!I want To be a cool granny when the time comes xx Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:30 am haha she sounds awesome! I bet you’ll be amazing. Full of love and good wisdom x Reply VickiShoppeGirlsBlog says February 13, 2014 at 8:15 am Nanas are just the best. Although both mine have past and I am lucky enough to be a young nana to my stepchildren’s children. I am the luckiest person around to be able to have little people around me and look forward to my own daughters when they have there own children in years to come. Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:30 am Oh yes, it’s SUCH a special time! Reply ClaireyHewitt says February 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm My Grandma is nearly 90 and is possibly the only person who reads every single blog post I write. Recently her vision has been reduced and she can’t read the screen, she told me she is really missing reading my blogs – she would be the only person I would maybe do a vlog for! Reply Veggie Mama says February 14, 2014 at 9:30 am What an absolute legend! My pop would be that guy for me, if he was still around. He was great. Reply daddownunder says February 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm My Nan was the most amazing person (for me), she tended to deal in facts but she did assure me that the mole on my forehead was a sign of intelligence, a blatant lie but a white one. I tend to gravitate to older folk I find them interesting Reply Veggie Mama says February 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm I think they’re fascinating too. They’ve had so much time to see the world and tell you cute little lies 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.