Since my grandson Micah was born, several people at my church have begun greeting me by saying,
Now I really don't mind this. I know it is done in a loving manner. They know I am thrilled at this development (note my face in picture above), but in my family we used the term "mamma and pappa" (pronounced ma-maw and pa-paw) instead of grandma and grandpa.
Grandma was just a title that was used in establishing the position on the family. I know that it isn't just about what I prefer, but what the parents and ultimately the child decide what my name will be. Whatever Micah decides to call me will be music to my ears.
But everyone else can call me "Mamma," especially the 40 year old and older crowd.
Then again maybe the term mamma should be reserved for the younger crowd!
So what term did you use to refer to your grandparents?