One of my good friends just became a grandparent. He is so proud of his new grandson. I congratulated him on his new title and asked him jokingly, what his new cool grandparent name would be? “What are you going to be called?” He said proudly, “Peepaw”. Peepaw? Out of all the choices you had, you landed on PeePaw?!?

I am a few years away from this, but can see the pride and joy of becoming a grandparent.

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I mean, at some point, we'll all become grandparents. Do we get to pick our grandparent name? Or is it bestowed upon us? Which would you pick?

Baba & Gigi…

Yaya & Pappoús. Nana & Papa...

Mawmaw & Pawpaw...

Savta & Saba...

Geema & Geepa...

Bomma & Bonpa...

Nonna & Nonno…

Papa & Mee Maw…

I get it. We don’t want to be identified with our grandparents who probably seemed old and out of touch who had problems working their remote control and can’t figure out WiFi and texting.

It makes sense that we must be the “cool” grandparents. The ones who are NOT grey-haired octogenarians who walk into a room and always forget why they walked in there in the first place. We might be grandparents, but we are still gonna have some fun and be in touch, right?

All sound great, but it does not change the fact that your child, just had a child - therefore as a fact, you are a still, paternally/maternally, a grandparent.

I will lead by example and will go on record when this finally happens in a few years, and be called "Gramps".

 

All My Best,

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