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What do your kids call their grandparents?

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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Susan Sarandon's Alternative to 'Grandma' Is Pure Genius


by Nicole Fabian-Weber 

susan sarandonIn case you haven't heard, Susan Sarandon is about to become a grandma. The actress' gorgeous daughter, Eva Amurri, is pregnant with her first child, so you know what that means: Sarandon is about to become Grandma Susan.

Only she's not. Susan has decided she's not a "grandma" kind of gal, so she and a friend came up with the cutest, most adorable alternative to the g-word.

"Honey." That's what Susan wants to be called, and her daughter is completely cool with it. "I borrowed this name from a very dear friend of mine who’s from the South, and his grandma was 'Honey,'" Susan said. "That’s what I’m experimenting with, and Eva likes it, so we’ll see."

But the reason Susan's opting for Honey over Grandma isn't just because of the association she has with the latter (read: old, purple-haired ladies shooing cats with their canes from the porch), it's because the parents of Eva's husband, Kyle Martino, pretty much have already staked their claim. "I think it’s good because this is [Kyle's parents'] seventh grandchild, so they’ve established what his parents are called," Sarandon said. Perfect!

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Being that my daughter isn't yet 2, I really haven't given much thought as to what I'd like to be called when the time comes to become a grandparent. But I'm definitely keeping Honey in the back of my head. Thanks, Susan's friend from the South!

What do your kids call their grandparents?

 

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by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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Turtledoves
by Ruby Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Nanna & Pop, Grandpa and grandma

JadeTigr7
by Silver Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:07 PM

My husband's parents are Grandma and Papa, and my parents are Grammy and Papa.

zandizane
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM
Nana and Papa, Mimi and Haha
abra
by Abra on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Mimi and Poppi and Grandma and Grandpa.
DACIA79
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM
Manana, Grandma, Memom, Pop and Pepop
liss05
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

It's pretty easy for my kids since it's just my FIL so he is just Grandpa

Thompsonmommy84
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM

She calls my parents Grandma and Grandpa, and Dh's parents Memaw and Papa.

jenbah81
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

My mom was Grammy, my dad is Grampy, my FIL and MIL (DH step mom) are just Grandma and Grandpa and my other MIL is Grandma Lois.

auntangelofsix
by Silver Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM
My parents are Grandma n papa and my hubbys are grandma dorothy and grandpa peter and papa J for hubby real dad.
GertieMay
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:28 PM
My mom is Nanny. My grandmother is Nan. My mother I. Law is Gammin. No grandfathers. But my moms fiancé will most likely be pop-pop to the twins
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