Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Twirl and Giggle!

Easter Sunday, during our Easter Feast, Cordelia turned to me and said something that was so true. She said, "Grandma, I am even sweeter than you imagined."  She is.

So is her sister.

I knew I would love being a grandma, but the little people I imagined were just...well....imaginary. The real children are so much more interesting, tender, adorable and precious!

I am really charmed by the honesty that comes out of Cordelia's mouth. Earlier in the day I had told her she sure did look pretty. She nodded saying, "Yes. I do." When do we lose that? At my age I am conditioned to the point that it is almost impossible to just accept a compliment. I have to point out that the waist of my dress has become a bit tight or that the color isn't that great on me. What's up with that?

Maybe I will take some lessons from my granddaughter and next time I will just agree...perhaps even throw in a little twirl and giggle!  I will if you will!


Michelle said...

What adorable photos!

It took most of my life, but I finally learned that the best, and most gracious thing, is to accept a compliment in the spirit it is given with a warm "Thank you!" and a smile.
Deprecation just implies the giver of the compliment has bad taste or poor eyesight! When I read that somewhere, it was a "light bulb" moment. Not always easy for me to practice, but I hope I'm learning in my old age!

Maria Rose said...

Just don't take it too far. Yesterday she honestly told me, without my asking, "I only picked my nose a little at preschool."

Sarah Purdy said...

I've been thinking the same thing lately. How can I teach my daughter to accepts compliments freely if I can't model it myself? I love your Easter pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful day with the family!

Anonymous said...

I agree. As long as you follow your inner Cordelia and twirl and giggle in acknowledgement of how beautiful you are, I will follow my inner Earl and do a victory dance when I am complimented.


Sue said...

Michelle, I never really thought of it that way!

Maria, yes, we do need some of those brakes. I agree.

Sarah, it is even more important when your every move is being observed and modeled, huh?

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