The other night, my daughter was getting ready to put my granddaughter to bed (they live with my husband and I). I didn't realize how late it had become and I was still in the midst of re-arranging and cleaning up our home office - in other words, making lots of noise, banging around furniture, playing the stereo too loud, etc.
As I was trying to get the last few things done, my daughter calmly walked into the office (which is right next to the baby's room) and said in that absolute mommy-authority voice that used to be mine, "It's time to settle down now, Mom." Then she calmly turned, not waiting at all for a response from me, and went about the business of putting her baby to bed.
My first reaction: "Damn, I'm not done yet! I'm not finished... I don't wanna be quiet yet!"
My second reaction: Uncontrollable laughter - at how the tables do turn.
Daughter becomes Mama becomes Grandma becomes Daughter....