…there was a little girl who had two grandmas, an Australian grandma (“Goddie”) and a Korean grandma (“Halmoni”). She was very precious to them both and Goddie sometimes called her “The Princess”.
One day The Princess brought home a note from her school inviting Goddie and Halmoni to Grandparents’ Day.
Her Daddy, who was not very good at passing these things on, only let Goddie know the night before.
But that was OK because she loved The Princess so much that even though she was a little nervous she was
happy prepared to hop into her little car, brave the morning rush-hour traffic, drive through the long tunnel under the harbour, and dodge the great big trucks and buses on the highway, in order to get to the school on time.
First Goddie and Halmoni and all the other grandparents went to the big school hall and watched all the children on the stage sing songs. Some of the children held up colourful cardboard squares with big letters spelling out -
ALL GRANDPARENTS ARE SPECIAL
The Princess only expected to see Halmoni, so her little face lit up when she saw Goddie as well, waving like a silly clown in the audience.
Then she very carefully drew a picture, using her favourite colours.
There were three people in the picture. Can you guess their names?
That’s right - Goddie, The Princess and Halmoni!
The Princess took Goddie’s hand and took her to see the school’s library where they read a book together. Then all the children and their grandparents had sandwiches and cupcakes for morning tea in the playground.
When the bell rang it was time for the grandparents to leave. Halmoni walked home and Goddie hopped into her little car and drove back down the busy highway dodging the great big trucks and buses, and through the long tunnel under the harbour.
This time, though, she was wearing a great big smile!