Monday, October 19, 2009

Playing Grandma Today

A bit of my personal world:

Ken and I are babysitting today. Not with babies but with our 3 and 6 year old grandchildren who live 2 1/2 hours away from us. No school for Jordan today, and Mom and Dad had to go to work. Mom, in fact, had to drive to Omaha for a two day meeting, so it was Grandma and Poppy to the rescue.

I've found that when you spend time with your grandchildren without their parents around, you get to know the children better than if everyone is around and adults conversing at high speed. That happened yesterday when we were here for Jordan's family birthday party. There were 7 adults along with the two children. Well, guess who got to talk more? Being along with the kids brings forth some great conversation. It's rather interesting what children are willing and able to discuss if you take time to listen.

Today, we'll take Jordan and Cole out for lunch, to McDonald's of course, and then to do some shopping. We'll finish the afternoon at the doctor's office as Jordan has a 6 year check-up and flu shots for both kids. Mom planned to take them until the business trip came up, and Dad has meetings this afternoon. We might even sneak in a trip to the playground sometime today.

As a result of a fun day with these two youngest grandchildren, there will be no writing done, I fear. But that's OK, as opportunities to spend time with two special little people don't come all that often. Grab the gold when you can!

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