Family woes

February 27, 2007 at 7:00 am (gran)

Is it ok to not like your grandmother? I find myself faced with this question every time I have to speak to the woman. I guess I’m supposed to feel guilty about not being the loving granddaughter of the Hollywood type but I feel more like the wolf than Little Red Riding Hood in this saga.

She’s old. I give her that – I know being old already engenders sympathy. But she’s heartless and horrible and I don’t want her to be my granny.

I want a granny who’s nice and warm. Who is happy to see me when I get around to visiting. Who doesn’t shove my other cousins’ achievements down my throat left, right and centre. Who says nice things to me instead of criticising all the time. Who doesn’t tjank every time my dad’s around so he can open his wallet to make it better. I just want a granny who I could be happy to call my granny instead of ‘that woman’.

If I was religious I would surely have to pray all day to ask for forgiveness for these thoughts. But I’m not. So I won’t.

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Rossgen said,

    I have a pill-popping, hypochondriac, ‘die son sien alles’ granny who persists in overfeeding my cousin who’s starting to resemble a miniature blimp. We all have to live with these woes…my deepest sympathies.

  2. TBHanks said,

    Thanks. But girlfriend better not be hoping I’m going to shed crocodile lovelies at her funeral one day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: