Marjorie’s Greatest Christmas Present

There’s a reason that people say grandchildren are better than children. It’s because you can sugar them up, wear them out, and, at the end of the day, they go back home to their parents! I’m just kidding — kind of — but every grandparent remembers when their first grandchild was born. Having your own children is a wonderful experience, but watching your child bring their own baby into the world is something else. This year, Marjorie got the best Christmas gift she could ask for: her very first granddaughter.

Every year, I get Marjorie some sort of gag gift for Christmas. They usually have something to do with the things that I do that annoy her, or something so practical that it’s borderline sarcastic. One year, I got Marjorie a spoon holder so that when she cooks, instead of leaving the spoon on the counter to make a mess, she can set it on the holder and keep the counter clean. This usually happens when she makes spaghetti. Keep in mind, she’s an amazing cook, so I am definitely not complaining about her cooking. But she always leaves a red spot on the counter near the stove while making the sauce. She rolled her eyes when she opened that gift because she knows how much of a neat freak I am. But she still uses it.

Another year, I got Marjorie a gift certificate for Red Lobster. Everyone in the family thought this gift was hilarious because I don’t like Red Lobster and I don’t like eating out. I prefer to be at home eating a healthy, homecooked meal and enjoying quiet, family conversation. After being at work all day, I need some relaxing time with the family. Plus, we have a no-cellphone policy at dinner, so it’s just a more enjoyable place to eat. But I know how much Marjorie likes Red Lobster, so I had to do something special for Christmas. However, none of my gag gifts will ever compare to the gift she got this year from our daughter, Kyndra.

In the middle of October, Kyndra gave birth to her first child and named her Konnor. Kyndra went into labor pretty early in the morning, so Marjorie went with her to the hospital. I had to go to the office to take care of a couple of things, but I made it to the hospital in time for Konnor to be born. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Konnor is such a beautiful baby, and she was pretty easy on Kyndra when she first came home. She sleeps and eats really well, and is overall such a joy to be around. Konnor hates being cold. She loves to be all bundled up, and she loves to snuggle. Marjorie has been over the moon since Konnor was born, and she considers Konnor the best Christmas present she never even asked for. We are excited to have more grandchildren, but Konnor will keep Marjorie enthralled in the meantime. We can’t wait to get to know her. Merry Christmas and happy New Year from the Dellutri family and Dellutri Law Group.