It’s time for N in the A-Z Challenge and I’m gonna tell you the truth. I got nothin’. I probably could because the Bronx has so much. The truth is I wasn’t feeling 100% for a couple of days and started falling behind in my A-Z (meaning I wasn’t ahead like I was in the beginning). I also needed a me day on Tuesday, just because. Today I had two doctor appointments and am now writing my post.
I’m thinking of my mom now, writing this post. My daughter called her Nana. I’m using her now as my N. 🙂
Mami had several grandchildren from my brother, but only one from me. She wasn’t able to reconnect with them for years (no fault of her own), but was there from the time Mandy was born. She fell in love the moment she saw her.
Once in a while if I had plans, I’d drop her off at Mami’s when she was older (about 3-4). I’d spend a few minutes talking to her before leaving, but Mandy would walk inside and say to me, “Okay Mommy, I’m at Nana’s,” and close the door. How rude! Mami would open it laughing, and I’d stand there smirking. Mandy had her wrapped around her finger and would wait for me to leave so she could do what she wanted. Hand on her hip she’d say “Mommy, go now,” and try to shut the door again.
It annoyed Mandy during those young years that her Nana and I were so close. We talked about everything; not another human being will ever know as much about me as my mother did. One time we were laying on her bed, and I was resting my head on Mami’s lap while in deep conversation. Mandy decided she didn’t like what she saw and proceeded to pull my hair, yanking my head straight off her lap. Ouch!
PS – My daughter gave me permission to re-tell her Nana stories. I’m only telling these two because I thought they were cute. I told her whatever I post on the internet is forever, so be careful what you give permission for!
Did you know the following people were born in the Bronx?
- Nelson, Sean – Actor
- Nunziata, Nick – Producer
- North, Alan – Actor
- Nyro, Laura – Singer, Songwriter, Pianist (1947-1997)
Do you have any cute stories involving your children and a grandparent? Are you having trouble with any of your letters? How’s your Thursday going?