Conversation you could have overheard when we did our Mother's Day visiting a few weeks back...
Setting: Great-Grandma's back porch
Time: Early Afternoon
Great-Grandma: Anita, why don't you get your kids some sodee...I bet they are thirsty.
Kids: YEAH! ME...I AM!
Me: Ok, any thirsty kids need to come help pick out their drinks.
Great-Grandma: I bet their hungry too. I will go get a plate of cookies for them.
A few minutes go by...Anita and kids return with cans of lemonade and soda. Grandpa is sitting on the porch. Meanwhile, Luke slips away to the kitchen where Great-Grandma is and so is her ever present stash of M&M's.
Grandpa: (with a smirk ever present) You're not a very good mother giving your kids all of that sugar. Mrs. Obama would not be happy with you.
Me: (insert sarcastic voice) Well, Mrs. Obama will just have to not be happy with me then. I do my best most of the time, but Great-Grandma's house is a different story.
Overheard from the kitchen...
Luke: Can I have some more M&M's great-grandma?
Great-Grandma: You can have all you want. That's what they are there for.
Me: LUKE...one more handful is plenty then come out here.
Great-Grandma arrives back to the porch with a plateful of chewy chocolate chip cookies. The kids proceed to chow down. When Big Sis goes back for cookie number 4...
Me: Big Sis, I think you have had plenty. No more cookies.
Great-Grandma: Oh she can have all she wants. That's what they are there for.
Me: (looking at my Dad and speaking sarcastically) How am I supposed to be a "good" mother when your mother says they can have all that they want. I would like to see Mrs. Obama go head-to-head with Great-Grandma!
Grandpa shrugs his shoulders and smiles.