Okay…so I was born an 80-year-old woman. I love to knit, play cards and bingo, and worry. Mainly I’m just waiting until I AM actually 80 and I can have 43 grandkids running around and I can be the old crazy lady who has candy in her pockets.
I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Because old people have license to be crazy. They’ve earned it.
Josh’s grandparents are amazing people. I adore them. Beyond that, they are just super awesomesauce. Josh’s dad has worked very hard for many, many years to record the story of their lives. He will ask them questions and record their answers. He then burns CD’s and gives them to the whole family.
Which I think is the coolest thing ever. For many years after my Grandpa died, my Grandma kept his greeting on her answering machine and it was the only place I could hear his voice. Now I would give anything to have a a place where I could hear his voice.
I digress (you could at least pretend to be surprised)…
Josh’s Grandparents give each grandchild (and their spouse) a check for their birthdays. Josh and I are THE WORST to cash these checks. It takes us MONTHS. Josh’s Grandma had to write me THE SAME check 42 at least 3 times.
I feel SO guilty about this. I really don’t mean to be bad about it. It just gets tucked under a pile of other papers…and checks are small and easily lost. This drives his Grandparents CRAZY (deservedly so…if I were them I wouldn’t worry about giving the gifts to those who can’t be responsible enough to keep track of them).
I wish they would just send a card. I worry that I’m creating worry for them because they worry about writing a check that won’t ever get cashed. I just don’t want to cause them any additional worry.
That’s a lot of worry.
Josh’s birthday rolls around this fall and we find his birthday card in the mail…so already my anxiety level is raised. Must get this check to the bank to be cashed…don’t lose it…don’t forget about it…
We open the card to find the check with a post-it note attached that says (something like) This is a magic check that will fall to pieces if not cashed in under 2 weeks.
And I was all…SHUT UP…
I thought his grandparents couldn’t get any awesomer…and I was SO WRONG.
Again…I can’t wait to be a Grandma (I’m totally doing that to my grandkids).