Saturday, February 20, 2010

Facebook and the dueling grandmothers

     It is just a basic fact of life.  Let's face it (or rather let's Facebook it).  There is nary a grandmother who doesn't want to show off her grandchildren, and now we all have a new, much more effective way to do it. There they are, lovely grandchild after grandchild; They come to us in profile pictures, and posts, and, e-mails, too.

     I remember baby brag-books. Most grandmothers carried one; whisked out of purses at first greeting. There are many different opinions about the internet, the many constructive ways it can be used. Admittedly,  frivolous uses, time-wasting uses also exist. Think forwarded jokes. But it certainly is a fine way to share your kids. Only to your friends, but now you have more" friends" in cyberspace who touch you every day than you have in real life.

     There are a lot of sweet babies out there, but none as cute as mine.  There I have said it. 

     In the interest of full disclosure, as they say , I must confess that I am not talking about my absolutely magnificent grandchildren, because they are in a completely different age category. I,  for their competition, will enter them in the 20-30 year old category. But I do not know how to post a picture. Let alone put this blog on my Facebook page.

      It is as a great-grandmother, that I join the competition with Zach 5 and Nate, 2. 

       And I have a very good chance of winning this competition because both of their parents are technology wizards. ( This is not bragging about my granddaughter and her husband. Didn't I just say my grandchildren cannot be in the competition, because they don't qualify, age-wise?)

      Maggie and Jon post so many beautiful photos that I  look forward to each day. I could win on quantity alone.  I can see the funny things they say and the notes Zach writes  I am their Wede and I can feel them near, even if there is most of the country between us.

       I can hear my daughter, the grandmother, shouting with joy. I am declaring her  the winner.

       And, I am the only judge in this contest.



  1. I wish I could find out who said this: "There is only one most beautiful baby in the world, and every mother has it."

  2. There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
    -- Chinese Proverb

    I googled it.

    It's true though, I have three plus the cutest grandson. :-)

  3. As the step-grandmother of five who are in their teenage years, I'll give you the 20-30 year old category and the 2-5 category--at least for now!

  4. Oh, Wede. I love this post. And I must say, I win for the cutest nephews in the world! :-)