Friday, September 20, 2019

Beginning ~ with a name

"From the day they tell you the home pregnancy test was positive until the day they tell you the baby is here, you will be allowed to consider the single most complex naming problem you are permitted to solve:  what will the new baby call you?"
Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother ~ by Lois Wyse, 1989, anecdotes
This little book is a collection of wit and wisdom for today's Nana, Grandma, Goo-Goo, or Gran.  How can you recognize today's grandmother?  Easy, says Wyse.  The grandmother is the one who goes out more and complains less than her daughter.  In the spirit of Erma Bombeck and Bill Cosby, Lois Wyse tells loving and amusing stories that illustrate the joys of contemporary grandmothering.  According to the author, "A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click this link for more book beginnings.

1 comment:

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I need this book! The opening is so true! I don't like being "Granma G" and sooooo wish I had insisted on G.G. from the start. Maybe it's not too late.

Thanks for playing along with BBOF. I've been so busy at work the past several months that I haven't had time to visit my fellow BB friends. But things have calmed down a little, for a while, so I hope to come around more often.