There's been a fair amount of conversation in our family regarding what the grandkids will call grandma. I kind of liked G-Ma; Megan wanted Grammy; Bubby has chosen "Granna" ... which also comes out, at times, as "Gramma." That's perfectly fine with me; it's much preferred over the original "Graya."
Not so much has been said about what Bubby and future grandchildren are to call Jim. His only request was that he NOT be called "Pop," as that was the moniker of his not-so-nice stepdad.
So Jim and I have been toodling along, figuring we're just plain ol' vanilla "Grandma and Grandpa."
Bubby seems to have a different idea for Jim.
When he first started forming words and identifying things around him, Bubby mixed up his syllables for lots of things. So we didn't pay all that much attention to what he'd been calling Jim.
But during our Skyping session Tuesday night (which provided all the photos for this post), Bubby made it very clear -- after being asked "Who's that?" several times in reference to his grandpa -- that his pronunciation wasn't a mistake, that Jim is now and forever will be ...
Yep, Bubby called him PawDad many times, all with a huge smile on his face.
And with that, "PawDad" Jim will be.
PawDad and Granna. Are there any better grandparenting names than that?
I don't think so. At least not for us!
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