Hi World,

A few weeks before my daughter gave birth she asked me what I wanted to be called.

Did I want to be called Nana?  Grandma? Grammie? MeeMaw?

“What kind of baby are you having?”, I asked.

“What do you mean?” S asked.  “Like, am I having a chicken baby or an asparagus baby or a medium rare baby?”

“S”, I said, “You are overthinking the question….are you having a girl or boy?”

“Chicken, stop dramatizing for your blog. You know I’m having a girl. You planned the very pink shower with all the creepy baby dolls.”

“Look, S, don’t take your pregnancy hormones out on me.  I guess she can call me ‘Pony’.”

“Pony?  Really?  That’s what you’re going with?”

“Girls love ponies.”

“Oh….ok, true, Chicken, I get it.  What if she had been a boy?”


“I’m so glad.  I thought you might go in a different direction.”

Ah S.You know me too well.

World, meet McKenna.  Let’s call her Apple,

Missed you, World.

Grammie Chicken Out


  7 comments for “

  1. July 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Beauty continues to shine on the world bringing Hope.


  2. Anonymous
    July 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Chicken! You're alive! You're alive! Beautiful granddaughter! Welcome back, we've missed you, too!

    Here's hoping Princess Kate pushes that baby out soon!



  3. July 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Aw Carlos, thank you. I agree.

    CB CB I am. I am still alive. I'm super happy about that. I missed you too. So what 4 names do you think they'll give him?


  4. July 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! Apple. Love that. Maybe we should find something that goes with Apple for her to call you? Orange? iPhone?

    I will have you know that I did NOT smile when I saw the news about the Royal Baby. (I have strong opinions about the world willingly being obsessed with “royals” in the 21st century…) But I did SMILE BIG when I saw that cute grandbaby of yours.


  5. July 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks absence. I even smiled at the Royal baby news. and giuluana and Bill news. I am baby soft


  6. July 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    OH My, she is such a doll!!!!! I hope she does call you pony, that would be so fun!!!!!! Plus, then when she asks for a pony someday, her mom can say she already has one 🙂


  7. August 1, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Congrats on the beautiful baby. I heard a recent Nana “nom de plume”:
    Gigi. I think it's so Audrey Hepburn elegant. Maybe?


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