With few exceptions, every single day since the girls were born, we call our great-great aunt, GG, at least a couple of times a day. Although we don’t get to see her very often, I love that she’s a huge part of our everyday lives.
We usually talk to her sometime in the morning, and then again in the afternoon. And we always give her a quick call before bedtime to wish her goodnight.
The girls are very accustomed to this routine, and if they think I’ve fallen behind schedule, they’ll sometimes say, “Call GG, please!”
A month or so ago, GG mentioned that she needed to buy some pineapple. When we called her the following morning, she didn’t answer. I told the girls that GG must have gone to the store to buy pineapples. To this day, when she doesn’t answer the phone, one of the girls will declare, “GG, buying pineapples!”
I apparently called GG “goofy” during one of our conversations – very playfully, of course. One night as we were telling her goodnight, Baby B started to laugh. I asked her what was so funny, and she said, “GG, goofy!” That became a big joke for the next few days, and then she added to it, “GG, goofy goofball!” I don’t know where she got the term “goofball”, but we all thought that was even funnier (at least I think GG thought that was even funnier!).
Most of the time when I dial GG on the phone, I recite her number aloud. The girls pretend to talk on their toy phones, and when asked who they’re talking to, the answer is usually “GG”. I couldn’t believe, though, when Baby B sat down and pretended to dial her phone, and started saying the first few digits of her phone number!!! She got the 1 – [area code] correct before she added some random numbers in there.
I have the feeling that these girls are going to have GG on speed dial before long, and then there’s no telling what they’ll say to her!
Playing along with Missy’s Say What?!?! Wednesday!