A New Tradition is Born

August 27, 2012 in Best of Both, College age, Kids, traditions by MyBestofBothWorlds

My daughter Kaitlyn tweeted this the night before she was leaving for college:

“Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worthwhile.”


Last week, while the college-bound countdown wound itself down to the wire, piles of items appeared in the living room (and we removed seats from our mini van to make room) a new tradition was born—a girls’ lunch with a mega huge dessert.  My Mom wanted to spend some quality time with her girls and we went to a local dinner in our area.  HER TREAT!!!

Over lunch we reminisced, laughed, speculated about the future and really enjoyed the fact that Gramma (that’s how we spell it in our house) was footing the bill for lunch!!  After the meal, talk turned to padding the bill.  I was in favor of ordering another meal, so there would be no cooking in the evening, but I got vetoed!  The girls, however, languished over the desert menu.  Kristen selected a warm brownie, with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and chocolate chips.  Kaitlyn picked a grilled slice of pound cake with cookies and cream ice-cream, and whipped cream.

Well, when our waitress returned with platter-sized plates,  the girls’ eyes were bigger!  Not only did they look good but there were extra spoons so of course Gramma and I had to try them.  Boy were they yummy!

Next time we all decided that ONE plate with the brownie would be the choice with four spoons and more importantly a tradition was born where Gramma takes us out to lunch and foots the bill again!!!!