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January 26, 2011

Say What?!?!

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!


Tracy said...

How cute!! I am shocked DAILY at what the kids come up with. Kaylee the other day said, "You got yourself into this mess." and "Hey, tough guy." WHAT??? Where did you get this??? I later learned it was from Toy Story. GG in our house is great grandmother and the kids are crazy about her, but they don't know her phone number.... yet?

Mandy said...

Love it!

I am a huge texter, I hate talking on the phone. So naturally, the girls text whenever they have a phone to play with or even their toy phone!

Missy said...

Thank you for playing along! I love that you have a daily routine of calling GG - I know that makes her day!

Deanna said...

How cute! Sounds like their phone calls to GG will continue for a long time. We get M to call my aunt "Crazy Connie" sometimes. : )

Barbara Manatee said...

Awww!! So cute! What a great part of every day. Gosh...we rarely use our phone but I've been thinking we need to make it a more regular thing for the kids to talk to their long-distance family (aka everyone...)

Too funny that they always think she's out buying pineapple! She must REALLY like pineapple! ha!

reanbean said...

That's so great that aunt GG can be such a big part of the girls' lives event though she can't be with them in person very often. None of my family lives in the area (or even within a day-drive's distance), and it's hard for me to keep my kids in contact with all the amazing relatives who love them, but can't be near them regularly. We do as much phone calling as we can, and the kids often call these relatives on their toy phones to chat about all kinds of things. It will be fun when we travel back to my hometown this summer and the kids get to spend some real time with my family.

Rebecca said...

That's awesome...I love that they're memorizing her phone number.

My kids are starting to get the hang of skype...seeing people in real life freaks them out!

Andrea said...

We have a GG too! She is Todd's g-ma. Molly loves saying her name and taking to her on the phone. Pretty cute!