By Karen Best Wright, B.S., M.A., CHES
I recently met a teenage boy who is being raised by his grandparents. As we were speaking, I asked something like, "How do you like living with your grandparents?" He sort of laughed and didn't really answer the question. Then he said, "Well, my grandma isn't really the cookie baking type of grandma. She's in her fifties." I got a good chuckle out of that. I told him that we grandparents in our fifties are usually not the 'cookie baking' type anymore. I told him when my grandchildren lived with me, my cookie baking was limited to Christmas. He's a really cute kid, and I would sure like to meet his grandmother some day.
So do your grandchildren view you as the "cookie baking" type of grandma? By the way, I'm known for making really good fudge (at Christmas time) not cookies.