Grandma on Family, Excess, and House Work

Grandma (in her favorite color) and Me

I’m happy to revisit my lunch observations/Grandma’s advice posts this year. My grandmother is in her eighties now and I realize how precious this time I have with her is. All the years I’ve had her in my life have been a blessing, only now I am able to fully appreciate them how I should. And being in her eighties, she is a little spitfire and not afraid to speak her mind to anyone but she’s also the sweetest woman I know. (Well, my mom and her are tied.)

She wanted a Whataburger Jr. (a Texas staple) for lunch today. She always says she doesn’t want fries but I know she secretly hopes I order some because almost on every occasion, she finishes mine…Now, on to the advice, and in her words:

1. I don’t care who it is that ever asks you if you get along with such and such family member, be it in-laws or your own family, even if you don’t care one bit for them, you always lie and say, “Yes.” Except for your own family, and then you can admit it if you trust them. (I got a good chuckle out of this one!)
2. Too much is just too much. OF ANYTHING. And only YOU can know when that is. Right? You KNOW. (This also made me laugh, as we were talking about all the traffic on the roads and somehow this made her think about other things she didn’t mention, and I think it is applicable to too many things.)
3. A woman needs someone to help her around the house. I don’t care what anyone says. You can’t do it all by yourself and if your husband doesn’t want to help you, then you don’t feed him. That will shape him up.
Whose advice do you look forward to and cherish in your life? What is the most memorable piece of advice you’ve ever received? In my case, Grandma’s second rule for the day doesn’t apply when it comes to her advice.


5 thoughts on “Grandma on Family, Excess, and House Work

  1. You're very fortunate to have such a treasure in your life with your Grandmother. She's definitely spot-on with her wisdom. The best advice comes from the heart, doesn't it …

  2. My grandma is also one of my favorite people in this world. She's also a spitfire, blunt, entertaining, and from what I hear, quite wild in her heyday. I'm glad you are incorporating your grandma into your blog subject matter – it's awesome.

  3. Love #2! Go grandma!My favorite bit of advice right now comes from Shakespeare:Our doubts are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

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