Move Over Prince George, Here Comes The Deuce 4 comments

If you read my posts, Gratitude Thursday: Staycation and Foto Friday: Favorites, then you are aware of the royal treatment that my parents give The Deuce. My mother came to Slidell for an overnight visit on Monday. Daddy stayed behind to oversee a remodeling project at their house. Can’t wait to see the new changes! On the way to my house, Momma stopped at the store and bought a 7 Up Cake and a pack of Blue Bell Ice Cream cups for The Deuce. That was in addition to the slices of ham she baked at home (I finally got her to write down how she prepares hers), macaroni and cheese, and homemade pickles she prepared from cucumbers in Daddy’s garden.



During her visit, she made her famous Crawfish Pasta Salad, which is served cold, for Hubby because she knows he loves it. I have lost count over 20+ years how many times she has made it (especially for him). I always tease him about being her favorite son-in-law. SN: He’s her only son-in-law.

Yesterday Momma treated Deuce to a back-to-school shopping trip. New bigger and better SpiderMan backpack. First graders need more room. New uniform shirts for the growing boy. Fresh white socks because boys can never have enough of those. A bright t-shirt filled with characters just because. And no back-to-school shopping trip is complete until you buy frozen pizza and Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pies. Duh!


I have nothing but gratitude for my parents because they have always been so supportive. I’m overjoyed that we were able to move back to Louisiana so we can enjoy visits like this. The Deuce loves his Granny and PaPa. Don’t you?


Which special memories do you have with your grandparents?
Did you have any back-to-school traditions when you were a kid? Any with your children?

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4 thoughts on “Move Over Prince George, Here Comes The Deuce

  • Kenya G. Johnson

    Awww this was sweet. Christopher is blessed to have both sets of his grandparents. Because he’s the only one on my side and the youngest on the other side he definitely gets the royal treatment. I have to remind my mom stuff like, “Mom he can cut his own pancakes.” Lol! We don’t have any back to school traditions. I’m hoping his backpack will last two school years like his prior one. He likes a Nike backpack which is more expensive that the average Spider-Man. Since he’s in the 4th grade now that means he out grew wanting a character backpack in the second grade!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Deuce’s backpacks the last two years were in tatters by the end of the school year. His current one is more durable, so I’m hoping there is no need for a new one in the Fall.

  • rxfitnesslady

    Well HELLO Mama! Cool post Kim! My mother would love to be doing stuff like this, lol! I know family is MOST important for me. It is a blessing that you are near your parents so they can have a physical hand in on the rearing of Duece. The cookin is a huge bonus! Mama, needs to come to town when I visit 🙂 Dont you think we could do a mother daughter outing. I'm sure they'd get along just as we do (virtually) 🙂 !

    I host a Back to School “Sunday Sundae” party every year for all my babies. It's fun or me and the kiddos.

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I think our mothers would get along great. I was actually telling my mother about you on Tuesday. LOL. The Sunday Sundae party sounds like a great idea. Can't believe the summer has flown by, but I'm ready to get back into the school routine.
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