We all have preconceived ideas of what a new baby in the family will call us. Some grandmas don’t want to be called grandma. Or maybe Aunt Tina is a tongue twister for the toddler. But it seems to me it’s really the toddler that picks our ‘names’. What can they say? When they say it does it really sound like grandma?
This is the theme I based my next book on. It’s called How Popo Got His Name. With no hiccups it should be published by the end of November on Amazon. Today I wanted to give you a peek inside with some family photos that inspired my story.
Like all babies, Joseph began to grow.
He began to crawl.
He began to walk.
Then he began to talk.
He was getting bigger and bigger.
Every time Grandma came to visit, Joseph would run to her and give her a hug. “Grandma!”
Every time Grandpa came to visit, Joseph would run to him and give him a hug. “Grandpa!”
Every time Tia came to visit, Joseph would run to her and give her a hug. “Tia!”
Every time Nana came to visit, Joseph would run to her and give her a hug. “Nana!”
Every time Joseph’s granddad came to visit, Joseph would run to him and gave him a hug. But Joseph would not say “Granddad!”.
What name will Joseph finally connect with his Granddad?
What do you call your grandparents? Or what are you called as a grandparent?
Does it really matter?
All that matters is love. Love is shown in many ways including the ‘names’ we are given by toddlers.
I retired from my traditional job to explore, practice, and create stories for people of all ages.