Friday, April 23, 2010

Comfortable Sleepin’…

I’m GrannySittin’ Again. With RubyJune havin’ her own family to tend to, and VioletJean dealin’ with her grandkids and Grandpa, that leaves Granny to me. I’d rather deal with her than him… any day!
She like watchin’ a little kid!
Into Every Thing!
And figdets.
And asks me just about every 10 minutes if I need something to eat. “No, Granny but if you’re hungry we can fix something.”
“No. Not Really.”
I’ve been comin’ and goin’ from her house every time Grandpa goes to the hospital. And she says, “Those sheets on the bed? VioletJean slept on them. They’ll be alright. But you can sleep with me.”
That used to be the thing to do… sleep with Granny. She was so comfortable. I would wake up in the middle of the night and go get in bed with her… when I was really little I slept between her and Grandpa. But the older I got the more I kicked the covers. The BoogieMan never found me while I slept with Granny!!
“Do you want me to sleep with you?”
“No, not really. But you can.”
“No. I’ll just kick the covers.”
She giggled. She can’t remember takin’ Grandpa the newspaper but she remember me kickin’ the covers as a child.
But the sheets on my old bed, are the same ones I slept on last summer.
So I pulled them off the bed Sunday mornin’ before Church to wash them. As I was stuffin’ them in the washer, she said, “wait. I wanna wersh mine too.”
I pulled them off while she got ready for Church and they were ready to go back on after we were thru partyin’ and visitin’ with Grandpa. We weren’t home 10 minutes… she was putterin’ around tryin’ to put them back on herself! She came into the livin’ huffin’ and puffin’ all outta breath, “Sister! We need to get those beds made up!” It was eatin’ at her.  Lawsy!! There were unmade beds!!
So I set my laptop aside to go make up beds. 20 minutes later we were back on the couch.
“you think we should go fix something to eat?”
“Granny, let’s go find you something.”
I’m pooped!

3 comments:

♥Georgie♥ said...

awww what a sweet post! I remember sleepin with my 'granny' and your granny sounds a lot like my granny and they are the same age!

The Lady in Pearls said...

Awwww! That right there is a saaaweeet story! Seriously though, you have a RubyJune and a VioletJean in your family? Love it!

Thanks for the kind, true words you left for me! Helps to know that other people have to deal with the same horse shit!

MizAngie said...

My family's like that. My nieces and nephews slept with me til they were old. One Christmas Eve I had a niece on each side of me and my nephew slept on top of me in a twin bed. But it was Christmas Eve and they all wanted to sleep with me! My niece will still get in bed with me so we can "make a puzzle." (Same thing as spooning but with relatives it's nicer to make a puzzle.)Love it!