Thursday, November 27, 2008

Watching my mother fall victim to my children

My sweet mother took my children yesterday and kept them over night so that I could get ready for Thanksgiving. Since we live back close to family, we usually do the get together here since we are best equipped for gatherings. Besides that, I LOVE to cook! Really!!! And the entertaining part is nice too. It makes me feel at home to have people I love in my home enjoying themselves.

Early this afternoon, my mom calls to check on the time of dinner. She was running behind. Yeah.....she had my kids, so that is to be expected. But the story behind why she was running late must be told. Now, in my experience, grandmas are suckers for grandchildren. Why that is exactly I don't have a firm grasp on yet, but I am sure there will be a day that I do. Well, my sweet mom was bringing a few homemade pies and mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. She seemed to have a handle on that. That is until the my children, aka the grandchildren in question, asked if she would make them brownies. Now if they asked me, the answer would have been an easy "NO!" There would be plenty of good things for them to eat when they got home. Being the grandma put her at a disadvantage; You know being a sucker for her grandchildren and all. She started to tell them that she really didn't have time when the Wild Child in all her charm uses her cutest smile and voice and says, "Please, they're like a river of chocolate." Yep, she made them brownies.

Hey Mom, if you get a chance to read this before you collapse into your bed tonight......Thank you!! I could have never pulled it off without you.

10 comments:

Will said...

LOL... thanks for the laugh. we love you Mom!

cat said...

That is so absolutely like a gran would do. GO have a look on my blog what my mom allowed to happen to her fountain and laughed about it.

carrielt said...

I bet she even batted her pretty eyes at her too. It's amazing what grandkids can talk their grandparents into. ;)

Nancy said...

I LOVE that brownies are like a river of chocolate. What kid thinks of somehting that cool to say?

Staying here at my parent's while we dream of finding a home, I have noticed just how darn many things grandma's say yes to that I would automatically say NO to. Is it our job or are they just waaaaay waaay nicer?

Tash said...

A river of Chocolate. Talk about an eloquent manipulator!! Awesome!

Jenn said...

That's nice she will take the kids for you!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love this...my mom always goes the extra for my kiddos. they get sprite there...and cookies!

Dawn said...

You are lucky and your mom is great! My mom would never offer to keep my kids. And how lucky are they that she made them the brownies! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Jen said...

I have witnessed the same phenomenon myself. There is nothing like grandma.

orangemily said...

The grandma give-in is such a weird phenomenon and as I witnessed this weekend it is even more amplified in great-grandmas! So funny!
I love the River of Chocolate, smooth move!