Friday, March 31, 2006

Another Question for the Lexi Blog Readers!!

How could you know that the simple act of reading our blog about our journey to Lexi could be so much fun???? Well, my new question for our readers is this.... what shall Lexi call Geoff's Parents??? My imagination was sparked today because I joined the rest of our Technology Office employees at a "new" local restuarant called "Goo Ma's" for a celebration of two people's birthdays. Well... I thought this was a STRANGE name for a restaurant and asked what the deal was. Turns out, the woman who opened the restaurant is also known as "Goo Ma" to her grandchildren. This intrigued me! My Grandparents were Grandma and Granddaddy. When Sara came along, she followed after the first grandchild, Jenna, and called my parents Granny and Papa. She called her Dad's parents the same because she was the first grandchild on that side of the family. WELL.... Lexi will be Geoff's parent's first gradchild. (Sara was in middle school when she met them and didn't really call them Granny and Papa).

Geoff calls his Grandparents from his mother's side "Gran Gran and PaPa" and his Grandmother from his father's side is "Nanny". Geoff's parents don't really know what they want to be called.

At one point, Geoff's daddy joked that he would be "Big Daddy" until I showed him a video on the internet that showed a very large overweight man dancing and called himself "Big Daddy". I told him that he had a lot of weight to gain first.

I can't imagine Geoff's mom wanting to be called "Big Mama"... what woman would????

Well, according to some of my cyberspace January DTC friends, Grandmother in Chinese is Nia Nia and is pronounced like eye with an N in front. Grandfather in Chinese is Lao Lao and is pronounced like cow with an L in place of the C. You say each one twice.


So long story to a short answer. What do you call your grandparents?? What does your children if you have them call their grandparents?

And what do you think Jake and Diane should be called???


Hummmm... we shall see!!

6 comments:

Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

Nathan calls his grandparents...maw-maw and paw-paw. I know, not very origional and his grandfather that has passed he used to call bubba.

Wanda and Geoff said...

Maw-Maw . . . that's what my neice Jenna called her Grandmother on her Dad's side! And her Granddaddy was PaPa.

kelly bitzer said...

granddaddy granny papa nana(tyler calls mom)but i call my grandparents granny and granddaddy granny and papa

Shannon S said...

My niece interpreted Grammy as Giggy. My mom loves her new name and when Giggy goes to pick her up at daycare all the kids (and the staff!) yell "Hi, Giggy!"

Wanda and Geoff said...

How cute! It's amazing how in the end kids put their own spin on things.

Ford & Alyson said...

Well, not only are we adopting but we have grandchildren as well.

I (Ford) am called Poppy and Alyson is Nana.

Our grown kids call their grandparents Big Pop and Nana Joy

They can call me most anything just as long as they throw those arms up and give me a big hug :)