The next Grilled Grandma

This week's Grilled Grandma, Edna, reveals a secret that most grandmas don't talk about: That we still really like our kids, too, not just our grandkids.

I know, I know. That's kind of hard to believe, considering that grandmas typically go on and on and on about the little ones, but often fail to mention the parents of those precious grandchildren. Pictures of the children? You gotta be joking ... where would they fit in a brag book filled with granddaughters and grandsons. Especially when you have SEVENTEEN grandchildren, as Edna does.

But, like I said, Edna admits to enjoying time with her adult children, not just the grandchildren. When asked what she most likes to do when visiting her grandchildren, here's her response:

 Believe it or not, when we go to visit the families I find I also enjoy spending time with my own children as well as the grandchildren. We often are all gathered in someone’s family room where we chatter and laugh with all ages mingled in. The little ones are on the floor, the middle ones are in and out, and the teenagers are part of the fun. Gradually we migrate into groups where I often find I’m with the youngest and we play silly make believe games.

She's right. I gotta admit that as much as we love seeing our Bubby, we also enjoy hanging out with Megan and Preston. Of course, I would have never said that out loud, well, written it, if not for Edna's admission to the same. Now I can't wait to have all the girls and their guys and however many kiddos they produce hanging out with us all at one time. THAT is the kind of family time I truly look forward to!

Read what else Edna fesses up to in her Grilled Grandma feature, which you can find right HERE.

Today's (completely unrelated) question:

If you could teach one of your pet's to do one thing, what would it be?

My answer: I would teach Abby, our tabby cat, to answer the telephone. I hate the phone and Jim just ignores it, but I'm pretty sure Abby -- who alternates between thinking she's a human and thinking she's a dog and who must always be in the middle of everything going on -- would enjoy conversing with anyone who happened to dial our land line.