Friday, February 23, 2018

THE "UN"-INVITATION

For those of you that have
kids or grandkids,
you will likely have had an experience
like this!

Quite a while ago
when the kids were here for 
a snow day
SWEET CHEEKS
told me excitedly that on
the last Friday in February
her class was having 
A SPECIAL PERSON DAY.
Nana, she asked me so sweetly,
Will YOU be 
MY SPECIAL PERSON
because you are my 
MOST SPECIAL PERSON?

With a melting heart I said:
YES!

Later the next week, after school,
she called to remind me and to ask me
once again...
Nana, Will YOU be my SPECIAL PERSON?

With a smile on my face, of course I said:
YES!

Five mintues later the phone rang.
Nana, It's SweetCheeks.
Nana, You don't have to come to 
school next Friday for 
SPECIAL PERSON'S DAY.

Why not? I asked.
Well, because Uncle Ryan said he 
COULD COME AFTER ALL!
So- I am NOT invited anymore?
Yeah....you're not invited.
Thanks, SweetCheeks!
You're Welcome!

I'm thinking of showing up anyway
with a TREAT.
We'll SEE who is the most
SPECIAL PERSON then!
your photo name

61 comments:

Karen Ann said...

ooooh dear. Well.. those treats look absolutely awesome, the coolest of cool treats. I say do it.. LOL...

laurie said...

oh that child,, she will be the end of you lol,,, if you bring that treat Uncle Ryan will be history!!!!

Tanna said...

LOL!!! Too funny! They crack me up! A couple of weekends ago, Evan and I drove up to see the boys' basketball games... a surprise visit. The boys were very excited to see us, but Alex quickly asked, "Who invited you to come?". As if we NEEDED an invitation to watch them play. Ha! Little stinkers. They are full of quips that keep us chuckling among ourselves! I'll bet that sweet treat will put you in the first rate special category. Hee hee. LOVE 'em! blessings ~ tanna

Junkchiccottage said...

OMG Diana!!!!! Just OMG!!!! Too funny!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We vote for you being the mostest specialistis person! hahaha! You are to US!!! Have a fun day! Hugs!

Susie said...

Diana, That is so funny. You were the special person in the wings . :):) So Uncle Ryan beat you out. I bet he won't be bringing any of those fancy cupcakes. LOL. Diana, our grands used to have "Grandparent's Day" at their school. We went for Brockie..he had Papaw Ted, Nana(me) and grandma Donna. But one little boy only had a picture of his grandpa, cause his grandpa had passed away...so Brock said he would share me with that little boy..well about 1/2 hour later, Brock tells the kid, "You are hogging my Nana, here's grandma Donna for you. "LOL Kids, they keep you guessing. Blessings, xoxo, Love, Susie
p.s. hug SC for me. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my sweetness....this is too darn funny. I suppose it's better to be second in line than NOT in line at all. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear, bumped for Uncle Ryan, LOL!

Theresa said...

AWWWW:( That made me a little sad! Yes, show up anyway! All of my Grandkids are getting older and I am not always their choice for things. I have to do like you and say OK:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Karen Heath said...

I guess it's a good thing that nanas are so forgiving! My sisters and I are laughing loudly about this!

Sylvia said...

Oh my! You're our Special Person, Diana, you never cease to make us laugh. Yes, take the Treats anyway!

Adam said...

I thought it was headed for the "oh they meant handicapped people" route in terms of "special".

Debby said...

Oh Sweet Cheeks you better rethink that one. We know whi is the special one and it's not Uncle Ryan. 😍

Hibiscus House said...

Oh my precious friend. The first of the post I'm almost in tears because being a Nana (mimi) I understand how you'd feel. Then Only You can end it with a gut wrenching laugh! <3

Debby Ray said...

Aww...a little bittersweetness here. So, are you really going and taking the sweet treats??

Jettie said...

Got to love her honesty, at least.

Christine said...

How awful. Stooped by from Laurie's blog, intrigued by the title of your post.

Jeanie said...

From the mouths of babes. Gotta love her or else you'd cry. Or maybe you did anyway. I would have!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm laughing but crying also! Kids...they can be a bit too honest sometimes can't they.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Heehee... out of the mouths of babes! Lucky we have tough shells - motherhood will do that to you. Enjoy your weekend dear Diana....

Billie Jo said...

Oh my!
That is something about children, they are brutally honest at times!
LOL!
Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Connie said...

Wait a minute! Sound like you got demoted . . . not so special after all, LOL. I'll just bet that Uncle Ryan doesn't show up with a treat like that:)

Shirley said...

How I needed a chuckle this morning with everything that is happening. You have to love our grand kids and hope we are teaching them right from wrong. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Linda said...

Kids! You gotta love their honesty! Or fickleness!

Estelle's said...

aw, I am certain that you indeed are very special to this little darling!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hahahahhaaa... kids are something else; but then I know you are her special person, indeed.
They never think twice about anything they frankly say and that is what we lose when we grow up to be polite, lol... But wait till you show up with your goodies !
Hugs dear,
Fabby

Donna said...

I remember that story, Diana! Still makes me laugh:) Oh the brutal honesty of kids, right?:)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh gosh that just totally cracked me up!!!! Kids! xo

Debby said...

Too funny. So honest!

NanaNor's said...

That is so sad, but funny too. Dear Sweet Cheeks, Nana's always love to spoil their grands, unless they hurt our feelings...so be careful with your nana or you might not get special treats and time together.
Hugs Diana,
Noreen

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - kids are so honest aren't they? Glad you have a thick and loving skin. Been there myself. Love, sandie

Sally said...

LOL! Awwww Nana, next time maybe. I'm sorry, but that's funny! :)

xoxo

Lorrie said...

That Sweet Cheeks! Kids don't hold back, do they?

LV said...

If you want the truth, ask a child. Telling it like it is, does not mean they do not still love us, spreading it in a different way. Such treasured memories.

Cecilia said...

Lol, oh dear. I guess you were her 2nd choice.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh from a build up to a let down....but you are still her fav special person!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Goodness, Diana--my husband and I are still laughing at this one! I guess you know your place! Have a great weekend. ♥

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How funny! Nice to know where you stand!

Henny Penny said...

This is funny! You should show up with that treat. :) Grandmas always understand, don't they.

Mac n' Janet said...

The child giveth and the child taketh away, and warmth our hearts.

Janet said...


Too funny. :) I hope everyone is well there. I haven't been around here much. I hope you all had a great Holiday season. Take care, Janet W

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sweet Cheeks knows you can step aside just this once because you are ALWAYS her special person and she needs to give someone else a chance. xx K

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Darn when that reality hits it hits hard haha haha But she loves you!

Sandi said...

Haha! Kids!

You are still special! ;-D

Gay Van Beek, Canterbury Cottage Designs said...

Aw sweetie don't let that hurt your feelings! And I'd show up with the goodies :)

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

So did you? haha! That would've catapulted you to #1 for sure! But second choice ain't bad either!

bill burke said...

That's too funny. Treats will definitely vault you to the "all-time" special person. :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh! That's so sweet and funny. xoox Su

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

First reaction I would have been a bit 'ticked off' and hurt :) What a clear test from the Universe for you to pass somehow..

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

OUCH!! I love your attitude though. Keep being who you are and Sweet Cheeks will notice and remember. I keep thinking of how I want my grandchildren to think of me when they are 20-25ish. It's what I do now that they will have ingrained in their brains. Sometimes it hurts but it pays off in the end!

Teresa P said...

Now, it will really be a funny story if Uncle Ryan gets "uninvited" for another family member.

Laura Lane said...

Wow...takes the wind out your sails doesn't it? Oh well, it's only time
until you're back in first place!
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage

Saimi said...

Oh my goodness! You most definitely have to take those treats now haha, I love the way kids think, so honest and uninhibited. I have 5 year old twin grandsons that don't live in our town. To keep them thinking of me, I keep refreshing my toy closet and they FaceTime me so we can play (via FaceTime) with my toys. Today they called while I was in the shower, my phone showed 10 unanswered FaceTime calls. When I finally called back they wanted to see Luigi, my newest addition to their Mario brothers collection.
Have a Happy Sunday!
Saimi

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Oh Diana! Dumped in a most refreshing way. I hope she never learns to tell little white lies. Telling you her first choice can come now made me love her all the more!

Katie Isabella said...

I totally love this!! Looking forward to my grandson saying something similar one day! XX

Carla from The River said...

Ha Ha, so who was it Uncle Ryan? or You or both!! So cute!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...


leave it to SC, at least she didn't lie to you. Us grandma's have to have big hearts as they don't mean to hurt us.

How is Lulu doing, hope she has recovered.

Hugs,
Mary

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh Diana, that's crushing... but I think those ice cream cones would definitely tip the scales back in your favor :) Then it might be Uncle Ryan's turn to feel slighted, lol! Hugs to you today dear friend!

Lisa said...

No way is Uncle Ryan cooler than you! You must fight and win this! 😂
Lisa

Melanie said...

Aww, Sweet Cheeks...you just crushed your grandma's heart! Though I bet she's so sweet that she simply has MANY special people in her life! I hope she was happy to see you AND her uncle. :-)

Richella Parham said...

So. . . did you end up going with a treat, Ms. Not-Uncle-Ryan? :)

For what it's worth, I think you're awfully cool.