Being a grandma is:
Finding a police car under your pillow
and a juice cup under your quilt.
Caring more for little boy smiles
than clean windows.
so every single puddle gets jumped into,
and washing outdoor clothes three times in one day.
Reading Elmo instead of Email,
having treats in every pocket
and being amazed all over again at the wisdom of a three-year old
and the wonder of a two-year old.
Sleeping lightly all night
in case someone needs you,
and napping in the afternoon again.
It’s also being so tired you wonder why you agreed to do this
but having your heart melted by soft kisses
and someone saying “I love you so much grandma,”
you know you’ll do it over and over again.
©2001 Sharron R. McMillan