Tuesday, February 28, 2012
But Not As Much As Tomorrow....
I'm going to use your birthday, to take the opportunity to tell you, to Seriously Stop Being Such a Stupid Head. This past year, you gave us a little bitty scare. Just enough to remind a few of us... you are not a given. So Stupid Head, here's my unsolicited advice for the Birthday Girl-
Take more time for you.
Tell us 'No'. Honestly, it won't kill us.
Tell the grandchildren 'Sorry, Gramma can't make it.'
Tell your husband.. 'Hey buddy, I need attention'.
If we ask you for help with some kind of ridiculous project, like making a thousand yoga meditation pillows and you just do not have the time or energy.. then politely tell me (or that person) to shove it.
Sure... we may talk about what a giant snotty brat you are, behind your back but we will be grateful you have a back... which we can talk behind!
Because this is what we really need more of: You
And thousands more of your Tomorrows.
Because (knowing this family) there are still grandbabies you haven't yet met. Weddings, Grandpa may still need a dance partner for. Graduations, which will need the sound of your proud Gramma clapping. Not to mention MANY more birthday parties... we'll need a giant tray of Scotcharoos for.
Therefore, this musical dedication is from several friends, nieces, nephews a large handful of children and their spouses... MANY grandchildren and their tiny hugging arms... and one VERY smitten husband:
Happy Birthday, Gramma.
I wish you MANY MANY MANY more.