Grandmas Have A Dark Side

The word Grandma conjures up images of sweet little old ladies. They are busy knitting, baking cookies and going about doing charitable good deeds. This all may be very true but I know a dark side to Grandmas. They also have suppressed frustration towards their own children.

The years of headaches I have caused my mom is having its repercussions. I have proof my mom has a personal vendetta against me.

This is what I witnessed the other day.

My mom giving Cesar a sip of coffee

I have seen with my own eyes, Cesar ask Grandma for sips of coffee, and her in amusement oblige his request. She laughs and says, “It’s his Norwegian blood running through him. Norwegians just LOVE their coffee.”

I already have my hands full keeping heads and tails of this child so clearly a sip of caffeine will not further my cause of keeping a handle on taking care of an already mischievous 2 year old.

Apparently, my husband was a very naughty child as well that left his mother on a mission to get back at him too.

This is a scene I caught earlier this summer when Cesar’s other Grandma came to visit.

My husband’s Mom giving Cesar a sip of her coffee

I guess Cesar’s Hispanic blood that he has running through him was craving some coffee too!

Both my mom and mother-in-Law ARE very sweet ladies. They are the best Grandmas my kids could have. However, they do have a dark side.

Their dark side causes them to dole out one too many cookies, say “yes” when they should say “no” and give out sips of coffee. This is what my husband and I get after the amount of gray hair we gave them and years of worry we bestowed upon them. Sometimes I wish they would just give us a spanking.

49 responses

  1. Coffee? Given to Cesar by both Grandma’s? You’re in trouble. At this rate, Cesar will be asking for a Starbucks gift card before he’s the age of 5. My children’s grandma has got a dark side too. She loves giving my 2 year old son coke. Guess it’s payback for all the grief we caused them as kids. Happy Halloween! 🙂

    • I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s only a small window of time that he requests this. My other two did the same thing and were given the sips as well. They only asked a few times and then quit! Apparently their Norwegian blood wasn’t strong enough! I don’t think the grandmas would just offer them a mug so I’m hoping I’m safe!!! LOL!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS….THANK YOU for sharing. You have just confirmed that I am NORMAL! My daughter cannot believe I stoop to giving my gradnchildern ‘just a little sip’. I’m normal, yeah, I’m normal.

  3. It’s all good. You will never be able to get back at your mothers, but some day you can pass on the tradition by giving coffee to your own grandchildren. Circle of life!

  4. Ah yes – Grandmas really are the most mischievous and wonderful people on earth. I can hardly wait to be one so I can get even with my kids. Hang on….I can wait….never mind… Oh well – some day I intend to be all “yeses” and cookies and sips of whatever the little cuties want and then I’ll send them home with the noisiest toys I can find.

  5. A couple of sips of coffee probably won’t kill him. Back in the day, coffee was prescribed for hyperactive children ( it seemed to have the opposite effect on them). So, they may be doing you a favor, LOL!

  6. You have this all backwards. Grandparents cringe all the time as they watch their grandchildren get spoiled by Mom and Dad. By the way, be happy they aren’t slipping the kids something stronger.

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