Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When is "Betty" not a "Betty"??

So, I have known a few "Betty''s in my life...

Can even say some of my best friends are "Betty" 's..

There's Betty from Joy in Our Lives....


and Betty Boop...

...and Betty Rubble....



And who doesn't like Betty Crocker? Oh yeah, that was Sara Lee..but I always liked Betty Crocker better anyway..

and of course, who could forget Bette Davis (different spelling - same pronunciation)

Betty Grable...

..and Betty White..
Okay, so maybe some of those "Betty" 's can't totally be called "my best friends" because they actually didn't ever know me ..well maybe they did but by the name "one of your millions of fans"..

But here's a "Betty" that's not a "Betty" at all..never has been "Betty"..probably never will.


Well, that's not entirely true either...


Ella, our precocious 5 year old granddaughter, has for whatever reason, decided to call her Mommy, our daughter Brandi, "Betty".


Not "Mommy" or "Mama" , "Honey" or even "Brandi"...


Betty.

And she thinks it's totally funny..


..Ella, not Brandi..who can get extremely frustrated by her darling daughter calling her "Betty" in the supermarket..

Oh, what's going on in that little ever-growing mind, Miss Ella??


Maybe this Grammie, you know, "Betty" 's Mother, doesn't want to know....



"peace out"..

Say goodnight Betty..



-me..and Ella , "Betty" 's daughter..

12 comments:

Pearl said...

She's too cute Grammie. Funny my son did that to me also.

diane said...

Funny you should do a post on a name. I was /will one day do a post on the name "David", I have so many of them in my family.
You have captured some beautiful expressionson Ella's, (daughter of Betty), face.

Betty said...

Hahaha. That little Ella is such a hoot! I'm with you; I'd love to know what's going on in her mind and why she chose Betty as the name to call her mom. Maybe she saw on TV one of the Bettys you mentioned in your post and thought it would be fun. I think it's fun, right along with Ella! And, I, for one, am glad she chose Betty!

Altered Glass said...

Ella is just precious. Maybe she takes after her Grammie with quite the sense of humor! At least in the store your daughter knows who is calling her. Calling "mom" just gets looks from 10 other people. But "Betty" would catch attention! I call my mom Betty all the time (But that IS her name...)

Sherry said...

She is a doll....those eyes...WOW!

Kids keep life interesting and us entertained!

madrekarin said...

Hahahaha! That Ella is adorable. It may be just a passing phase, but I bet that Brandi will be sad when it ends, no matter how much she protests now.
Just be glad it's "Betty" and not something worse! lol

Heather said...

lol that's too funny. however i don't know how i would feel if my Ella started calling me by a different name other than mommy. I love to hear mommy :)
Your Ella is darling!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh, that's precious! Love your posts! Ella is a doll :)

Laurie said...

What wonderful pictures, she's adorable! I love the one with the flower in her hair, so candid. Her personality shines in your pictures!

Gaston Studio said...

She's adorable!

I remember when my kids went through that phase of calling me by my first name... but they didn't make up a name!

June said...

So funny! That Ella is just beautiful, and I can tell she has her Grammie's sense of humor, lucky girl! Please do tell Betty to take heart. My twins decided, at age two, to call me Mombo. It took quite a long time for the phase to pass. Now I miss it.

Charmingdesigns said...

I wonder what reaction Ella got from mom when she first called her "Betty" that would have been fun to see.lol. Laurie