Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"That's The Way [I like it]" - KC & The Sunshine Band

So I had [what I thought was] the "perfect post" for today.

but
then
I
saw
these photos
below the one I was searching for.

And I could not.
stop.
laughing.

I think Grandpa A - "likes it". 
Look at that grin. 
57 years and they still had the heat!
I miss my G-ma/pa A. 
Peanut misses her "Grandma Great" - every time she is in trouble or I/we/anyone makes her cry.

Me: "Why are you crying [ok, fine, insert . . .sweet muffin cakes, honey, sweet pea at the end]?"
Peanut:  I miss Grandma Great.
Me: I know kid.  I miss her too.
Peanut:  Oh and here's my math test from last week.

In all fairness, she did have a one of a kind relationship with her Grandma Great.  But I'm pretty sure absolutely certain the tears were more about the fact she wished she could run to her after she handed me that test.

45 comments:

Matty O said...

First? Is that possible?

Matty O said...

Wow... how in the flipping world did that happen?!

At first I thought your Grandpa was smackin his wife's rear end until I saw the blow up pick that he was holding a balloon that she was trying to bust in his lap hahaha.

I also initially thought that these retirement homes appear to spark that love connection again for these folks :)

Good luck running from your mama peanut, we all know she can last at LEAST 50 miles :)

Emz said...

MO-well you beat me. I didn't even notice the balloon. NO joke. [ya, probably should have kept that to myself]. .... when you[I mean others] get old they sit on those weird donut/padded things . . . that's what I thought it was.

Apparently, my g-ma A's bum wasn't heavy enough to take the blow. Everyone else seems to have popped theirs?! hilarious.

ShutUpandRun said...

Only 42 more years to go and Ken and I can play the balloon game.

Very sweet. I hope we still have the heat.

Shellyrm said...

What a funny photo. Great to remember your family as happy fun loving people...and know that they passed those traits along! :-)

...I mean the happiness not the horny-ness...well I guess I don't know about that. heeheehee

Matty O said...

and I quote "Apparently, my g-ma A's bum wasn't heavy enough to take the blow."

I am leaving it at that. Nothing more needs to be stated. You said it... NOT ME!

Staci Dombroski said...

Oh that is so sweet!!! That is hilarious about your daughter too!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Huh. I could take this a few ways, of course. But I won't. In the proper context it's nice to see the pure love and affection.

Patrick Mahoney said...

PS G-Star? I know people.

Emz said...

Patrick - you have jean people? Maybe my shoe people could hook up with your [g-star]jean people?!

I've got t-shirt people. Oh & thanks for taking the high road on this one. [heaven knows kovas won't].

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

PS Your tshirt people suck, because mine has yet to arrive.

Marlene said...

"Grandma Great"... that is too sweet. I am lucky to have my G-ma but I miss Grandpa like crazy.

That photo rocks my socks!

Emz said...

Kovas - Robert Frost called ---- he has your shirt.

Heather said...

What a great photo to have!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Well, I'm sure he'll be faster than you. Him and Jack Frost both.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Maybe even Sadie Frost.

Emz said...

kovas - merry christmas to you too Sloooooooooooow going, Frosty!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

PPS The day I get my shirt is the day I send you your gilt embossed invitation to the race.

How's that for slow-moving?

Slomohusky said...

emz and kovas should have their own morning radio drive time show.

Emz said...

Slowmo - love it. as long as it's via phone. I'd kill him if I had to work in the same room as "him".

Sarah said...

That's hilarious.

Jason said...

I think the grandparents are an example to us all, but look at the couple next to them.

Those are two people who love to pop balloons in each other's laps....just look at how they gaze into each other's eyes knowing they are the balloon popping champs.

Emz said...

Jason - too funny. I think the American Flag top she's wearing COULD NOT have hurt her chances at blowing things up.

Teamarcia said...

Oh so that's a balloon? I was thinking it was a wheel of cheese.

Andrew Opala said...

My mother-in-law is a great grandmother (4 times over) and she's 74 years old!

When I get antsy I play "hide the ..." with her too ... usually hide the dentures or hide the glasses.

The best is hide the remote. She starts cleaning the house at 10 pm to watch he favorite shows!

the kids and grand kids like her - who am I to argue - I'm a follower.

Quinton J said...

Hahaha...SUAR...you'e have the 'heat'...it's the baloons you'll have to worry about.

Loved this feel-good post. thanks.

DRog said...

Great pic!
and I hope my dots all have the same concern if and when they hand me a test or grade they are worried about. I start creating some fear! haha

D

Char said...

I had a Grandma like that. She was the one who told me I was clever and beautiful and was a great mother and amazing wife. When she died I bought a locket which I wear all the time in her memory.

Emz said...

Char - I love that. So awesome.

Karine said...

I, too, miss Peanut's Grandma Great. Just think...this summer you get to celebrate with all the remaining "H" family members at a reunion. I hope I am in charge of games. You have given me a good idea---baloon busting it is!!!

Emz said...

NO. Mom. I am
not.
balloon.
busting.

Just say "No" to "H" games!!

Hey wait . . . let's use watermelons!! It appears the girl gets to sit so . . . . I'm all for it.

Laurie said...

I love your posts and the comments are always great too. If you and Kovas ever get that radio show I'd listen every day...

Karen R said...

So sweet :)

It reminds me of that (country) song - "All because two people fell in love".

That's why you and peanut are here - because of your grandparents and their balloon popping :)

Emz said...

Karen - love it. So true. Balloons are big in my family, I guess. ;) creepy. A little.

Laurie - he'd be dead in 2.4 minutes.

Tay Talk said...

Oh those pictures are classic! Makes me miss my grandma. When I see pictures like this and think of my Afton, I can't wait to be the grandma that everyone loves. :)

The Happy Runner said...

That is freaking awesome.

Tricia said...

love it

Her Name is Rio said...

That is just sweet! Aww!

Jill said...

Yep, your gramma's got it baby and she may as well make grampa happy with it!!!!

Shawn said...

Hell, I'm impressed with Grandpa...He's the man as far as I can see. Likes what he sees, sees what he likes, and has a plan (balloon and all)!!

Ruth said...

Did g-ma have to put her skirt up so high?? Hilarious!

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Aww. What a sweet post. Poor Peanut. :(

I think the amount of love you have in your family is so beautiful! :) You glow with love and I can feel it in your posts.

colesathome said...

Dying. those pictures are the best.

colesathome said...

Dying. those pictures are the best.