According to Saga magazine, the baby boomers no longer wish to become “grannies” and “granddads” as they reach their third generation. Apparently they don’t like the implication that they are getting old.
So rather than becoming proud grandparents and responding to names like Gran, Nan, Nanny or Grandad, Grandpa, all of which are terms of affection and respect in my mind, – they are encouraging grandchildren to call them sugar, buzzy, lala, papeo, foxy and g-dog ????? I doubt this will kid anyone that they are any younger, least of all their perplexed grandchildren.
What badge would you wear with pride ?