This came back to me from my mother. I sent it to her long before I became a grandmother myself. She said … “Turn about’s fair play!”
I was out walking with my 4-year-old Grand daughter. She picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. ‘Why?’ my Granddaughter asked.
‘Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty, and probably has germs,’ I replied.
At this point, my Granddaughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, ‘Grandma, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.’ I was thinking quickly.. ‘All Grandmas know this stuff. It’s on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Grandma.’ We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.
‘Oh…..I get it!’ she beamed, ‘So if you don’t pass the test you have to be the Grandpa’.
‘Exactly,’ I replied with a big smile on my face.