Saturday, June 9, 2012



On a recent quick trip to Houston on business,

my husband and I decided to pick up our grandsons and take them to an Astros


Once settled in our seats

after buying

4 chili dogs and 2 Icees ($39.00),

2 bags of cotton candy ($10.00),

and 1 bag of roasted peanuts ($4.50),

I ended up sitting by my oldest grandson.


I don’t pretend to understand these prices, but once you have been funneled through

various ballpark checkpoints and someone has dug through your purse to see if you brought in snacks,

I just let it all go.

Besides , we were having too much fun.

So, as I sat next to my oldest grandson,

and we began to quietly talk about the game,

the players,

and the stats posted on the scoreboard,

I had one of my ALL TIME,


grandmother moments that I will

NEVER forget.

He turned to me in our mutual enthusiasm

about what had just occurred on the field, and he said:

”Dude! Did you see that?”

And as I kept my eyes straight ahead,

in order to maintain my composure and appear cool and worthy of such an address,

in a

world that had just been turned on its axis,

I nonchalantly replied (tears in my eyes),


“I know- right?”



Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

...'bout sums it up,huh?

loving those moments,Pat

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I could just see you there trying not cry. I love these moments.
Such a great post.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Makes it all worthwhile.
I know what you mean about the overpriced food. Daughter and SIl took 2 grands to a musicfest few weeks ago and they all were talking about what a ripoff the food prices were.

Lori said...

Wonderful dude!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Ha!! I know, right? My daughter says that all the time. Nice post!

Debby said...

So sweet. I can just imagine the look on your face.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, made my heart smile too! These little Grandsons are so, so special!

Pura Vida said...

Laura, you absolutely capture the most spectacular sentiments. Your post gave me chills and tears...again. You really know how to hit the point! Dude!

Pondside said...

That was a wonderful moment - gulp!

Lynn said...

Dude! You "arrived" at that moment!

C. Earl Mahan said...

you are the dude, Laura Harrison... you are the dude

Jojo said...

I was looking for your "Like" button!

Connie said...

Awesome, dude!!!

NanaDiana said...

Dude! The best part of grandparenthood is all those little unexpected "I love you" moments-xo Diana

trash talk said...

I'd say $50-60 is money well spent for that title. my are the Big L.B.-owski!

Theresa said...

Worth EVERY penny:) Great day, right dude? Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I tell you, this has to be one of my all time favorite posts in blogland! Fantastic! Something only a grandmother could understand!
You are definitely IN! You've arrived!!

Kelly said...

Such a great post! He obviously felt very comfortable with you and was enjoying the game immensely. I'd say you can't put a price on that!

Stephanie said...

This was like one of those "priceless" commercials - too cute!

Karen said...

I have to chuckle a bit over this one... WOW! You are totally accepted into the CGC... "Cool Grandmother Club"! Way to go, Laura.
Ladybug Creek

Bliss said...

The moments we live for.


Tamara said...

Well played!

Rustydiva said...

Great post! And kudos to you for not ranting about those prices - I'll rant for you! :)

Unknown said...

Gave me goose bumps.....smiles

mellyb said...

Brought a tear to my eye too. These moments are precious.

White Lace and Promises said...

$39, $10, $4
Time with your grandson?


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