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.
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.
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.
Loving this post. I am Colombian, and I was given my own miniature coffee pot when I was 3.
This was before UL, and all that safety stuff.
That is awesome…the Colombian take on the Easy Bake Oven!!! I just found your site and will follow through Facebook…thanks for checking me out!
Scary stuff! 😀
Yes and we got a double whammy!!! LOL!!
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!
Oh no – you are so up the creek. Just the thought of my children on coffee is scary!
I guess things could be worse…I’m also half German…you know how the Germans love their beer!!! LOL!!
Just what I was thinking when I read this: one of mine keeps on asking her Grandpa for sips of beer! (No photo evidence that he has complied, though… should I install spy cameras?)
Absolutely! Grandpas are just as bad as Grandmas!! LOL!!
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.
Oh Nancy, that is too funny!!! I’m glad to know Alex and I are not the only ones suffering with these kind of Grandmas!!! LOL!!!
ha!ha! you are too funny and so are those grandmas, I’ve caught my mom giving Nate coke and chocolate at the same time 🙂 these grandmas! what would we do without them!
Oh yes, Grandmas add the spice to life for sure!!! Thanks, you have a great Halloween as well and thanks for reading!!
Thank you! 🙂
That is hilarious! When I think of my Gram, the quote that comes to mind is, “Do you want a Coke or some chocolate?” We’ve made fun of that for years in my family!
HAPPY SAFE HALLOWEEN with your family! 🙂
Happy Halloween to all of you! Love you a bunch!!
Thanks! Love you too!
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!
That is hilarious…the circle of life! Never thought of it that way but oh so perfect!! LOL!!
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.
This is hilarious! Grandmas really do have it made! Filling every request…nutritionally sound or not and send them home! I can definitely get behind this!! LOL!!
Wow! I’m impressed with your toddler’s ability to handle coffee. I, a fully grown adult, turn into a hyperactive, dizzy, heart-palpitating moron on the stuff.
It must be his Norwegian blood!!! LOL!
I’m Irish, so I guess that means the Irish can’t handle their caffeine. Booze, however, is a different story. hehe.
Oh god, I can’t even imagine your posts if you were a little snockered up! Now that would be a hoot!
Hm. I’ll have to try drinking and blogging.
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!
Dang! I wish I would have known this…forget the sips…I’m starting an IV drip now!! LOL!!
Too funny. We are from Texas and my mom is convinced that all good Southerners drink iced tea and start drinking it young. It isn’t as bad a coffee but gets doled out pretty freely to little people.
Oh yes! I’ve heard about the love of the sweet tea in the south. My sister used to waitress and she said people would ask for it in the baby bottles! They get the tea running through their veins early!!!
Hilarious! Be thankful it wasn’t beer …kids have a hankering for it.
GRANDMUMS are meant to spoil biscuits, toys, sweets, coffee lol
I can’t wait till it’s my turn and give my daughters the horrors!
I am thankful it was only coffee! I think Grandmas have some restraint but I’m not completely convinced!!! LOL!
The pics were adorable 🙂 I know I won’t show any when my turn comes around!! 🙂
I’ve caught my Dad giving our then four year old son a little glass of red wine before. It was a good vintage not plonk but that doesn’t matter.
Oh yes, my mom says her grandma gave her a small glass of wine at Christmas when she was a kid! Thank god my mom isn’t a wine drinker or I’m sure she would carry on this tradition as well! LOL!!
Remember, you can exact your revenge on your kids through your grandkids too! 🙂 Any time I call my mom and complain about something one of my kids has done, she simply says, “karma” and laughs an evil laugh!
Oh yes…I’ve heard the evil laugh many of times!!
That’s so funny! Well done for catching it on camera!
I always have my camera in the living room and that’s where the scene of the crimes took place!! Lucky me!!
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.
haha!!! Yes, I admit, we do a little spoiling too but we do try to level it off with a little discipline! Grandparents are just dishing out the good stuff!!!
That’s cute! I’m Italian and I started having cafe-latte (warm milk with a few drops of espresso) at an early age. And my dad’s home-made wine with 7-up!
That is really cute!! The warm milk must have off-set the caffeine!!
Haha!!! It’s a conspiracy!!!
LOL!!! yes, exactly!!!
This post had me laughing out loud while nodding my head in familiar agreement. Love it!
Too funny! My mother-in-law does this! She also lets our daughter drink sweet tea when we aren’t looking. Apparently my husband was very hyper as a child, like my little girl…who really does NOT need caffeine!