Monday, March 15, 2010


On Saturday, after A.R's guitar lessons, we dropped by my parents' house for lunch. My mom loves to cook especially for her grandchildren, and they, in turn, love her cooking!  Every time, we come to visit I'm amazed how much food is on the table, and I'd ask, "What's the occasion?" She would laugh, and say that she's just happy to see us. During our feast, J.P thanks Grandma for the meal, and squeals out  "mmm" every time he puts a spoonful of food in his mouth. How come I don't get the same reaction when I make lunch? And why do I feel like I don't feed my kids enough?!

The boys get spoiled when they visit their Grandma and Grandpa. They get more juice, cookies, pudding and whatever goodies their hearts desires. Even get to play on the computer longer. No wonder they don't want to leave. They never had it so good! How come my parents never treated my brother and I this way?

When it's time to go home, my mom would pack leftovers for us. My husband says I don't have to cook the next day. I smile - he knows me all too well. I have prepared many of my mom's specialties but the truth is, it just doesn't compare. I miss her cooking. To me, it feels like home. One day, I hope my boys will feel the same way about me. But for now, it's "When are we going to visit Grandma and Grandpa again?"


  1. I always leave my mums with a 'take away' too! x

  2. I hear parents were never that nice to me (as they are to my kids). I suppose it's encouraging to know that one day I'll be nicer to my grandkids

    Most likely because I'll be able to send them back to their parents at the end of the day.


  3. Thanks Christie!

    Sheila - LoL. If ever I should be a grandma, I'm going to spoil my grandkids too!

  4. That is sweet. Going to grandma's is fun! It is special.

    My mom can get my girls to eat some food too, but only because she tells them that she isn't sure if it is okay with mommy. Then they want it even MORE!

  5. Oh lucky you! To be spoiled by a mom and grandma! Someday I'm going to spoil my grandkids the same way. But for now I have to settle for just spoiling the kids when we go to visit them. That way I figure, hopefully they will always want us to come back :)


  6. I ask that question of my mom all the time:
    "How come you never treated me that way"???
    I guess some questions have to go unanswered.

    On another note, I want to thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I always appreciate hearing your opinion. Particularly when it's such a hard, heavy post to write. Thanks, again!

  7. Alyssa - I enjoy the posts you write - even the difficult and tough ones. x