The other storyteller

You may recall me saying that my kids prefer my husband’s stories since they’re predominantly action-driven. Well, it looks like I’ve been one-upped again, this time by my mother-in-law.

I was in the middle of reading a story when my 5yo interrupted,”Where’s grandmother?”

“Ummm…in the kitchen doing grandmotherly things.”

“Grandmother was telling me stories of Mama Frizz last night. Do you know any?”

“Nope, so I’ll see if Grandmother is available.”

Of course she made herself available. That’s what grandmothers do. She set the mood and told stories of Mama Frizz. She told stories of being in the country as a little, city girl.

She gave him a bit of family history for story time. It was wonderful. As she left the room, she said something that I couldn’t help agree with.

She said, “For stories, I think that sometimes the real thing is best.”

 

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