Call Me Gramcracker

With the grandkids singing "Call Me Maybe" over and over and so many readers asking how my nickname came about......I got the urge to reflect....... and relate how it all began.

With my Mom, my grandmas and my firstborn.
Since 'Grandma and Grandpa' were what I used for my grandparents when I was young....and thus our kids used it with our parents, it never occured to us to choose different names. So you can imagine the delight we all felt when our first grandchild started calling us Grams and Gramps. We  thought Whoooaaaa, no one ever would have tried calling our grandparents or parents that and we were tickled....thinking what cool sounding titles we had!

My fab five!

A few years later, she and her toddler sister got into wiggly giggles calling me Gramcracker all day long! Sounded cute and funny...don't know how they latched onto it....maybe eating graham crackers?........but it STUCK!  They are 11 and 14 now...... and, of course the three younger kids have picked it up and use this too! Even my gal pals refer to me as Gramcracker sometimes! LOOOOOOVE it!
I started signing Gramcracker on cards; Gramps and the girls started referring to me this way and it became the name each of the Littles used when they grew old enough to talk.

Logo designed by MCStommen

A couple years ago, I started experimenting with journaling this blog. I played around with 'gramcracker' and couldn't figure out how to make it work. Sure enough....the girls (laughing and snickering) came up with Crumbs! That was it....the bits and pieces of life with grandkids and schoolkids!

 Last summer, when I decided to create a Facebook page, my artistic, oldest grandgirl designed the logo!

So....grandmothers-to-be out there.....if you're trying to pick a name that suits you; just remember about 'best laid plans'..... at some point the kiddos may choose one for you! this Gramcracker sure knows...they will also help guide you through grandmotherhood!