Like A Grandma

What is a grandmother like? How would you describe a typical Grandma? This post is inspired by a modern trend of some millennials wanting to be ‘like a grandma’ as reported on Senior Planet .org in their post Grandmas vs. Wannabes. According to their post, it is hip to be like a grandma. They compare the traits of some hipsters with the stereotypes about real grandmas in a cute diagram:

Grandmas vs. Wannabes by Senior Planet.org

Some other traits they listed are being a homebody and doing crafts.

Let me add some more stereotypes:

  • Likes to cook and bake
  • Wear dowdy clothes and sensible shoes
  • Lives in a shoe ( ok just kidding)

Some of these traits do apply to me but not just because I have become a real grandma. I do like to have a lot of quiet time at home and I like cats but do not have one. I drink more coffee than tea. I don’t like reminiscing about ‘the good old days.’ I don’t knit or do crafts but would like to take an art class, like watercolors, one of these days. I don’t wear stiletto heals,(see my post about my fall due to high heel wedge sandals), but like to wear fashionable shoes and clothes. I don’t like to cook or bake except for making occasional holiday dinners. And even when I make special dinners I don’t do my own baking, I usually order from a bakery. If you are a grandmother and truly enjoy knitting, crafts, cooking, and baking, I am not putting it down. Just saying that we are all individuals and not stereotypes. And I think I am pretty hip in my own way.

How would you describe a grandma? If you are one, how would you describe yourself?


Image of ‘Grandmother’ via Pixabay.com

4 thoughts on “Like A Grandma

  1. That vision of grandma knitting is an old one, like my mother was…..today I agree with Jade, they are educated and active, many still work or if retired are always busy with one thing or another. My gkids don’t have an active grandmother, she doesn’t have time, but my friends who are grandmother’s are all hands on as much as they can be.

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    • That is the trouble with stereotypes, they stick around in people’s minds. And they can become expectations and roles that we assign people. Or even how we see other people. We are all individuals even when we get to be grandparents. Thank you, Michael. 🙂

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