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Re: What to do? - Elle
Elle, it was my mother, not grandmother, who said that. And I couldn't agree more with your father. Self praise does stink! Don't compare yourself with these women, Elle, you don't do what they do! Your great grandson happens to be ahead in development and he is charmingly cute besides. I love to hear about him and see his pictures. One of the bookclub ladies has several grandkids and she tells about them when they do funny things, too, but in a way that we all enjoy. The others just talk about their grandkids every meeting and everything's all the same all the time, and nothing they do is terribly special, either, except to their grandmas. I have two grandchildren, 21 and 18. The older one is in college, the younger one just graduated from high school. I think that's very normal, and nothing special to announce. My grandson spent the year before last in a gap program abroad, I never once thought it would be interesting enough to others to make that announcement. If someone asked me what he was doing, I'd tell them. But I wouldn't take the floor to announce it. My granddaughter is following suit, she will be doing the same study abroad. I will not make a special announcement. We have heard every week at Zoom that the loudmouth's granddaughter is getting married. We have heard all about his background, how his parents have money, where they'll be married, where they'll live afterwards. Time and time again. Every meeting. It's not that she's forgetful. She's always been like this, only it's worse since she's older. It starts every week with "I have to look for a dress." And then we hear the whole spiel again. I think there must be really big holes inside these people that this behavior fills.