The first picture is how she looks when looking at her mommy...the second, is AFTER mommy got her back from me, and calmed her down, and she is willing to look at me again without going berserk! But, I am a good Grandma, and MOM, and I remember when my daughter did not like being held by other people, and she would get so upset, and it would break my heart when they didn't immediately hand her back to me! So, I stayed at a distance, and kept talking to her, and letting her feel comfortable with the fact that I was not going to take her from her comfort zone, I just wanted her to talk to me and know that I love her.
So, the title for this post, the lie I am living, is that while our granddaughter was here visiting, I took ten pictures, yet, the one I posted on facebook, telling everyone how she came for a late night visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house, is this picture:
This is the tenth picture I took, well after upsetting her, giving her back to mommy, and mommy making her feel safe and secure again, then me staying a good distance away, and talking to her. She is such a precious little "elf" (my nickname for her), and it is fine that she needs her mommy full time right now. We will still get her into our "fan club" soon enough, just not as quickly as the others.