Today we had a picnic with Seth's side of the family; his Sister M, and her 9 of her kids (they are "yours and mine") and his Mom C. It was a pretty fun afternoon, lots of people to hang with, lots of people to play with my kids (although we did have an incident of Lilly following people to the Holiday Oil and we didn't know where she was) and not as awkward as we all thought it would be. Until..... Seth's Mom decided she doesn't want to be called "Grandma C" anymore. She wants to be called "SawSaw" or "SaSa" or is it "Salsa" or "Salami"? For almost 21 god damn years she has been "Grandma". Since she has been married 3 times, and has a different last name from the rest of the family, M's fam calls her "Grandma C" and we call her "Grandma Lockwood". To her face the kids call her "Grandma" or since Lilly can't say "Grandma" she calls her "Na" just like she calls my Mom "Na". How does she expect anyone to just change what we call her out of the blue? I don't have any problems with Grandmas not wanting to be called "Grandmother" or even "Grandma" some people call their Grandmothers "Mimi" or "Oma" or even "Yai Yai". But that is what they have been called from day one. From the moment they had grandchildren, they have been called a different name. But I do not know one that has decided to change their "title" in the middle of being a grandma. Seth's Mom has Grandchildren that range in age from 23 (step-grandchild) to G's unborn child (yay for G and D!). Does she really think all the adults are going to be "on board" and change what they call her after that long. I mean I am supposed to call my mother-in-law "Sa Sa" instead of "C" after 11 1/2 years of being a part of her son's life? WTF? It just don't understand. I guess I am just an unsupportive daughter-in-law. And I'm OK with that! PS "SaSa" comes from some old movie she likes. If anyone knows which one...let me know so I know I will never rent it!
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