It doesn’t quite seem right that I’m going to be a grandmother while I still have a child in elementary school. I know it’s illogical that I don’t feel old enough when people in their thirties can be grandparents if they have a child young and their child has a child when she or he is young. But my lack of preparedness is apparently not a factor. Ready or not, when you have a stepson who is 26, you can become a grandparent while your 10-year-oldis still learning her multiplication tables.
We’re all excited, of course, especially our daughter, although at first she wanted to know if the baby could just be her cousin– apparently she doesn’t feel old enough to be an aunt, either.
I am looking forward to a few things, though. Babies are lovely – with their baby scent and tiny fingers and toes. I’ll be happy to rock this baby to sleep and then just as happy to hand her over to her parents at the end of our time together. The baby won’t know or care if I’m a real grandmother or just a step. I do wonder what I should be called– I figure I will let the other grandmothers sort that out amongst themselves and just take the leftovers. I’d be happy with a made-up name. We still call my Dad “Buppa” because that’s how his grandson pronounced “Grandpa.”
Lucky & Me has noticed that another thing grandparents do is buy clothes for their grandchildren. And they’ve received comments from these grandparents telling them that a gift of Lucky & Me underwear is very welcome by the children and moms who receive it. We reached out to one of these customers and asked for more information and she introduced us to her daughter, Tracey, who was very willing to share with us her reaction to receiving Lucky & Me underwear for her kids.
Tracey said she was thrilled when she received the first items for her children, Kyla, age three and a half and Beckham, age two. “They were presented nicely in their packaging. They felt so soft and once I had them on my kids, I knew they were going to be a daily staple to their wardrobe. The beauty of the design and fabric, fit, and quality are far superior to any other products I’ve seen and/or purchased for my kids in undergarments.”
We wanted to know how Kyla and Beckham reacted. Kyla’s first words upon seeing the matching Sophia cami and bikini panty were “Oh, look how beautiful!” Tracey says Kyla “loves to wear her camisoles with tutus around the house, as well as layering with her clothes to preschool. During the hot summer months, it’s her preference to nap in her matching camisole and panty sets.” Tracey likes how feminine and delicate the girls products are as well as the perfect fit.
Beckham initially wore his Lucky & Me underwear over his diapers for a stylish look, and now he appreciates the good fit of the boys’ briefs.
Another feature Tracey appreciates is the durablity of Lucky & Me underwear. “They hold up to the daily wear and tear of my active children, and wash wonderfully, looking new time and time again.”
We also asked Tracey for any suggestions she might have on product improvements or additional products. She’d like to see the organic cotton camisole lengthened a bit and would love to see a nightgown for Kyla. “The fabric, comfort and beauty of the girls garments would be lovely as a nightgown too.”
Those are good suggestions, Tracey! And the good news is, as I mentioned last week, Lucky & Me will soon launch pajamas in 100%-organic cotton. Many thanks to Tracey, Kyla, Beckham and their grandmother, Lynda, who all love Lucky & Me!
Liz Smith has worked across the globe for many of the world’s major apparel brands, including Victoria’s Secret, Chico’s, Justice, and Hanes. She has earned thousands of airline points and worn out several suitcases visiting factories in more than 20 countries to ensure that production is of the highest standard. Liz has managed all aspects of garment production, from design through fabric development to sewing and merchandising– so she knows what it takes to make high-quality apparel. Liz is thrilled to share her knowledge about clothes to help discerning customers choose the finest products.