8.29.2007

I'm just Great, thanks.

So . . . I know my youthful appearance doesn't immediately give this away, but I recently became a great-grandmother.

No . . . I'm not talking about qualifying my grand mothering skills, I am talking about the fact that my oldest grandchild . . . the ever-lovely Miss Dub (shown above) has become the sole caretaker, feeder . . . and hurler of a new "baby" . . . aptly named . . . "Baby."

It is true that Miss Dub has only recently turned that milestone age of 10 months, but to quote her mother's exact words, "she is ready for the responsibility." We have been fortunate to see video of the young mom in action. She makes every attempt to feed Baby her bottle. It is true that this involves rapid, sharp, jabbing movements, but there is no doubt that she means well. And, you can see here that as soon as she finishes her portion of Baby's meal, she will . . . hopefully. . . give some to Baby.

So . . . of course I did what every self-respecting great-grandmother would do. I made the new baby a quilt. As you can tell, it's not completely done what with the lack of an outer border and backing, quilting and binding, but I spent a most glorious afternoon yesterday, cutting and sewing the squares, dreaming of the day when I can give it to Miss Dub at her Baby Shower which . . . oddly enough . . . I have not received an invitation to.



So . . . a hearty congratulations to all the Dubs . . . may this exercise in responsibility translate as it should when it comes to potty-training and room-cleaning. And may our Baby be all snuggly warm under her quilt during the upcoming, teeth-chattering, Midwestern winter.

9 comments:

Mrs. Dub said...

Shoot, I must have forgotten postage again! But you know you're invited. I won't spill the surprise to Miss Dub, but she's always reading blogs now that's she's up all night with her baby. So the cat might be out of the (cutely quilted) bag.

Angy said...

lol you are adorable!

Amy G. said...

Asher wants to know when he should expect to receive HIS quilt...

hilari said...

that is darling. for some reason this post made me want to go buy a baby doll for myself. or at least play babies with miss dub.

ginny said...

Finally, the mini-quit you so adore makes sense to me. Function follows form at last.

Both the quilt and the idea are very cute. I just hope Miss Dub's laundry skills are sufficient to keep it clean and tidy.

Every time I see video of Miss Dub lobbing Baby to the side, I want Patrick Swayze to come in and tell her that "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" Is it just me? Yeah, I thought so.

P Daddy said...

Figures...a 30-year wait to be a grandmother...the last 5-10 years of such wait being seriously moped over...and now, 10 months in, we've moved on to great-grandmother envy and practice. But it is a lovely little quilt and will be a nice mat for Eden to use in her doll-as-krav-maga-dummy exercises. My stomach having refused to tolerate more than 5 minute snippets of Dirty Dancing, I'm not sure what prompts the famous line mentioned by the Queen of filmography, but I don't think Swayze ever tossed Grey the way Eden tosses Baby or the nose job would have been reconstructive rather than cosmetic.

Chelsea (Smith) Jenkins said...

Sandy, I love that quilt! You are the cutest Great Grandma Ever! Do you think my little one coming could call you grandma too? I feel like it could use someone like you in its life. Thanks! Loves!

Kate said...

I was laughing at the cuteness of this post and that adorable little quilt... and now I'm laughing so hard at your comments...
You Esses are all so funny. Miss Dub is so cute. Makes me excited to have a girl.

mrs. r said...

hysterically clever and funny!