In two days I become a grandmother.
But the question on the table is what should I be called? Brianna has more than one grandmother already so I am just one of a crowd, at this point.
Grandma? That's what my children call my mother. And Bibi probably already calls her maternal grandmother grandma or will anyway.
Gram? This always makes me think of drugs. Or measurements.
Grandmomma? I already know that won't last. Same with Grandmother, although that sounds entirely too formal and "to the manor borne" for my taste.
Obassan is Japanese for Grandmother. But I'm not Japanese.
Nonna is Italian for Grandmother. I am mostly Italian or I self-identify as such. (My mother is mostly Italian and since I know very little about my father's side of the family tree, I just lean on the most familiar side of things. Like President Obama identifying himself as African-American although he's biracial.)
Babushka is Russian for Grandmother and Joe says he wants Brianna's second language to be Russian. Why? Well, his reasoning makes no sense to me. It would if I were going to be called Nai Nai (Chinese for Grandmother).
And then there's Gigi, which is usually used for Great Grandmother, but could work in my case since I default to calling her Bibi . . .
Oh dear. What is she going to call my mother? And what about Rob???
This becoming a grandmother thing is requiring too much thought on my part.