babysitting – day one – think pink!

NanaSlo and Grandbaby Ella – Day One of Babysitting

(just before Mama Caroline got home from work)

please get home soon, Mama, the Nanas exhaust me

Stay tuned.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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12 Responses to babysitting – day one – think pink!

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    Well… You don’t have that “Someone help me! Take it away!” look on your face that I get when a baby is foisted into my personal space. 😏
    You’re looking good NanaSlo.

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    • Thanks very much, Ann. Talk about exhausted?? The Nanas were exhausted on Day One!!! We both took our respective pain pill when we got home!! Oh, my.
      But when she’s sweet like this, she wins your heart. At least, she’s won mine.


      • Wayside Artist says:

        It always amazes to see them sleep like that. All that energy suddenly evaporates and they sleep so deeply. I can’t do the grand aunty thing too often. I need a B12 shot after every visit!!
        Merry Christmas to to you, Pretty and family.

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      • Hahaha, Ann, you nailed it. Too many aches and pains for the Nanas. We’re on for Day Two Thursday!
        Merry Christmas to you and your family – hope your first Christmas in your new home is a good one!


  2. Dianne says:

    How precious! She has long fingers! Maybe she will play the piano!!! Dianne

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    • Hi Dianne, yes she does have long fingers and toes, too. Her Uncle Patrick Jeffords is a professional musician who plays in a band (strings, not keys, though). Let’s wish for some of his music magic in those little long fingers!
      Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!


  3. cindy knoke says:

    Oh my! So sweet. The baby twin boys are coming for Christmas, and now they can WALK barely, and Nana (me) gets to watch them. Oh my! I know they will be fine. But will I survive? Laughing….

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    • Cindy, all I can say is Good Luck!! And call for backup!!
      What fun to have the twin boys in your family – we had them in mine, too. But if they are one and walking, Kati bar the door!
      You will have such a fabulous time!!! Your Christmas will be very merry!!!!


  4. Ha ha, who was exhausted? 😀

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    • The Nanas were exhausted!!!
      We came home, zoned out on Law and Order, and then finished with Rachel Maddow.
      I told Pretty on the way home that this grandbaby is the only person who’s managed to divert my attention from the impeachment hearings for 7 hours!
      Of course, Pretty thinks that’s a good thing.

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