"Why?" the granddaughter asked.
"Because it's been on the ground. You don't know where it's been, it's dirty, and probably has germs," replied Grandma.
At this point, the little girl looked at her grandmother with total admiration and asked, "Grandma, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart."
Grandma, thinking quickly, answered, "All Grandmas know this stuff. It's on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Grandma."
We walked along in silence for two or three minutes, while the small one pondered this new information. "Oh...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test, you have to be the Grandpa."
I went to the movies Sunday afternoon with my granddaughter, Brittany to see Confessions of A Shopaholic. Brittany and I both enjoyed this chick flick and give it a thumbs up.
It's the story of Rebecca Bloomwood, a shopaholic, living in New York and desperate to work for a fashion magazine.
She's deeply in debt and the moral is that things are not as satisfying as people. In our materialistic society, with the instant gratification mentality, it's worth your time to see it with all of your teenagers.
It's not preachy, but rather a light-hearted look at credit cards usage. There were laugh-out-loud moments, and of course, a happy ending. It's rated PG.