Last night's game was #mygrandmaiscool (my grandma is cool). Being who I am and working where I do, I was thrilled. My grandmas ARE cool and I know so many grandmas who are raising their grandchildren, volunteering with young people, advocating on behalf of children, and doing much more, who ARE VERY cool. But I was also a little dissappointed when I saw Jimmy wanted people to share funny or weird stories about their grandmas. It was the weird that bothered me.
Jimmy shared the following positive and funny tweet about his grandma. Good for Jimmy, his grandma sounds like she's a lot of fun.
I did expect more from Jimmy (have I mentioned I absolutely love him). So on behalf of Generations United, I sent a tweet to Jimmy and asked him why he needed to make Grandmas the butt of the joke? Why couldn't he just celebrate the funny and fantastic things our Grandmas do for us? I don't expect a response, but I felt better saying it.
Everyone at Generations United knows that grandmas are cool. We see it everyday and in so many different ways. And if you are reading this blog, you probably think so too. Would you take a minute and share the remarkable, wonderful, fantastic, and funny things your grandmas do? And if you happen to be on Twitter, could you tweet it and tag it #mygrandmaiscool?