Just a few days ago, I became a grandmother for the first time. And of course, the whole family is over the moon with our new little girl. Me, especially.
But I'm finding myself in an identity crisis.
Who am I?
Who am I?
Am I Grandma? (That brings back memories of my husband's rather stern grandmother who, I'm convinced, never approved of me.)
Granny? (too Beverly Hillbillies)
Sandy-Ma? (like my sister-in-law)
Mam-Maw? (from my Southern heritage)
Or how about Nana? Hmmm. With my last name, Nana Nachlinger sounds like a stutter. None of those names seem to fit.
When I asked my husband what he wanted our granddaughter to call him, he said, "Sir." I laughed until tears came to my eyes. I don't believe him for one minute!! He's so in love with the little darling that she could call him Poop and he'd be happy.
Friends have told me that no matter what name I choose, it really won't make any difference. Whichever way this first grandchild mangles my choice, that will be my name for ever more. And I'm okay with that. She can call me whatever she wants and I promise I'll be happy.
In the meantime, any suggestions for grandmother nicknames would be appreciated.