As dorky as it sounds, I am never happier than when I see my various and sundry grandchildren playing together.
This week Kaiya and Mylee came to spend the afternoon with me. After school, the two girls were joined by their cousins Dagny and Magnolia. An 8-year-old, a 6-year-old, a 5-1/2-year-old, and a 3-1/2-year old, all girls.
Sometimes when the lone boy cousin (well, save for the two boys in Vermont, far, far away, and the new baby, who at not even a month, can’t get into too much trouble) joins in, it just causes a slight rift. He has a hard time not teasing or being a bit, well, boyish. And even when 11-year-old Addie is there, it sometimes can get a little strained. She, being the oldest, wants to make sure they are all doing it – whatever IT is – the right way. But I’m here to tell you that those four girls played together for an hour without even a raised voice.
I don’t know what they were playing. I’m not sure 3-year-old Mylee was too certain, but whatever it was (and it involved treasure maps), they were the best of friends. And there’s nothing like searching for buried treasure while wearing your swim suit following a dip in Nana’s splash pool.
It made me very happy and brought a definite smile to my face.
But I have to share one more thing that made me laugh this week, courtesy of thebigmamablog.
I guarantee anyone who has had to work on a child or grandchild’s science fair project will relate…..
Have a good weekend.