March 23rd - Spring Break...
My granddaughter is on Spring Break this week and today it was her and I home alone.
She and her parents live with my husband and I for the time being. It makes sense but truth be told it obviously has occasional downsides. These become apparent, when most often out of the blue, my granddaughter says, “I want to go home”. But even more so, the outlet for whatever she is feeling and dealing with at 7, is me. It is often requested that ‘I go away’, aka upstairs, so her and her parents can be in the family room themselves. This isn’t that big a deal for me, generally. Though at times, it catches me wrong, and I just do not want to hear it.
Overall, I have been the fun grandma (and Auntie). Challenge accepted to have today with just her and I. My plan, I wrote several things we could do on slips of paper to be drawn. This was met positively. First couple picks not of immediate interest. The next pick, paint our nails, oh yeah!! This set the tone and the rest of our day was as smooth as can be – we read, wrote a story for her to illustrate, played outside, Lego building challenge, attempted paper fashions, the baking will be another time. At the end of the day, she is in a good mood tonight. I claim victory!
There is no redo when it comes to time with grandchildren, seize the opportunity.
Hmmm, a long week out of school, ha…day 232!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!