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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Queen for Four Days

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

by Mary May Larmoyeux
Sunday evening I got home from taking care of three of our out-of-town grandkids while their parents went on a little getaway. It was a busy four days that began with a funeral for a pet crab (the three year old announced that the crab wasn't moving shortly after I arrived) and ended with the dog jumping into the van on Sunday morning when everyone was going to church.

It was great fun to watch a granddaughter make a soccer goal. And it was also fun to be at the elementary school's field day. Our oldest grand and her brother gave their all as they played tug of war, rolled tires, and tossed balls into hula hoops.

As pictures were snapped of the kids with their friends, coaches, teachers, and me, I remembered my parents traveling to Arkansas for our sons' Grandparents' Day. Where does the time go?

I also loved hearing my three-year-old granddaughter pretend to take the family dog to the dentist. "Darling, it's going to be okay," she said. And I couldn't help but smile when she told the dog to "Look me in the eyes." She even suggested that the dog "calm himself," one time. Wonder where she has heard those things?

Proverbs 17:6 says that "Children's children are a crown to the aged." Well, I feel like I was Queen for four days.

But I confess, now that I'm back home, I'm really tired 'ole Nana.

What are some of your favorite memories while watching your grands?

Have a great week,

Article and Photo © by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

The conversation about the dog dentist is so cute. You must save this. - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Rita. Grands do say such precious things! It's fun when we grandparents overhear them.