Friday, May 14, 2010

What's Your Name Again?

The first time we picked up our grandson from the babysitter, I had an identity crisis at the door. Whom should I say is calling?

As I entered the foyer, I was literally at a loss not so much for words as for identification. I called out, "Miss Dawn? It's Sue Johnpeter." Wait! That doesn't work. She doesn't know who I am.

"It's Betsy Johnpeter's Mom!" I try again, but of course, our daughter is married and has a different last name. In my panic, all genealogical connections have evaporated. I see Dawn coming down the hall, smiling tentatively. I am sure she is thinking, "Great. Another confused old woman. That makes three this week."

At last, I figure out what should work: "I'm Zachary's Grandma," I offer, and Dawn smiles. A new connection, said out loud for the first time.


Char said...

What a darling picture.

Kathy and Freddy said...

awwww...babbbyyyyyyyyyyyyy. sweet. and a gorgeous photo!

Anonymous said...

Don't feel too bad. When Megan was in the hospital the day before D.J. was born, I announced that I was looking for Megan Christopherson. Of course they had no such person. Then it dawned on me, she was married now! Duh...........!

By the way, very adorable pic of Zachary!

Blogopause said...

OHHHHHhhhh...Blogopausie is crying like a blubbering baby. Zachary's Grandma...awwwww
Zoikes he's cute.