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A human being who comes bearing gifts with an imaginary cape draped around her shoulder and who only has love and hugs to give––that's my daughter's definition of a grandparent. A parent who is brimming with love and doesn't have to use a stern voice or an empty threat––that's my definition of a grandparent. And you know what, both are absolutely correct! And that is the way it should be, too.
I didn't have the good fortune of growing up with grandparents. My husband, on the other hand, was extremely close to his paternal grandmother and was the apple of her eye. It was a mutual admiration club. I wanted something similar for my child, too.
Lil Z has been blessed with two grandmothers and boy, oh boy how they dote on her. They never miss an opportunity to let her know how special she is, and I am eternally grateful for that! There have been moments when we don't see eye-to-eye on a particular topic that includes my daughter, and I've come to accept that we don&…

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