Great-grandparents.
February 14, 2012

My grandparents, Charlotte’s Gigi and Poppa, have been showering my daughter with more love than she knows what to do with.  Yesterday when I told her that we were spending some time with them, she nearly exploded from sheer excitement.

This is what every child should be surrounded by: people who love them and dote upon them and make them go wild with excitement just because they’re in the same room.


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  1. By Kaitlin on February 14, 2012

    Hi Sarah! I simply love your blog, and every post reminds that the most important way to show children they are loved is through the seemingly ordinary moments. Our society makes people feel like love is in the grand gestures, but really it is in the everyday. I just wrote this post that made me think of you and the wonderful way you are raising Charlotte http://tfftafrica.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/extraordinary-moments/

  2. By Sarah @ It's a Vol on February 14, 2012

    Great grandparents are the best! Evie calls her great grandma GiGi too!

  3. By Alicia S. on February 16, 2012

    My kids’ heads completely explode when we mention a visit from either set of mom-mom and pop-pop. I love the most that they are both loved so equally, too. If we ever tell Matthew that we’re going to see mom-mom and pop-pop, Matthew jumps in the air like ten times and THEN asks which ones… (my parents or my husband’s) and no matter which ones it is, he celebrates… and then says, “and after that we will visit my other mom-mom and pop-pop, too!”

    Recently I did a portrait of the past seven generations of women in my family, including my daughter, Scarlett. Preparing for the project involved corresponding with my own grandmother who Matthew’s never met before… She would write me these long letters in the mail and send photos going back all those generations. And whenever she’d write, Matthew would get so excited to sit and listen to her letter. It was very cool for all of us.

  4. By on February 17, 2012

    I completely agree! How do I inform the grandparents and great-grandparents of that? Everyone still wants to shower Isla with presents, not their time.

  5. By Elizabeth on February 17, 2012

    My two-year-old daughter calls my grandmother (her great-grandmother) GiGi as well.  Except it’s more like G.G. for Great Grandmother.  I love how they can’t get enough of each other. Sometimes we will be out running errands and I will ask her where she would like to go next and she will tell me “GiGi’s house” - so we usually do.


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