Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sleepover Success...

Who says a old dog can't learn new tricks? When my grand kids slept over last week I did. For example:

~who knew that beverage coasters could be used as hockey pucks and zip across the floor like it's ice--and more fun than a suitcase full of cars and trucks?

~or that when you took a bath you could be totally entertained with two clear plastic caps and bubbles (NanaBanana forgot to bring toys upstairs for bath time entertainment after the kids were in the tub and had to get really creative)

~or that it's almost more fun to cuddle in bed and make up stories instead of reading them every so often

I'd forgotten that "why" is the chain word of the English language, sewing one answer to the next--and makes for very long (why), long (why), long (why), conversations

I also rediscovered just how much fun it is to marvel at pink, lemon yellow, and red rose petals, gather them up (along with a few sticks) in a Baby Gap bag, and glue them onto paper.

I learned that I don't know the names of many bugs, can't explain the aerodynamics of birds, or what that little clicking sounds was that kept JD from falling asleep until 10:30 p.m. while Sams was sacked out long before.

I also found out that several of the playgrounds in Danville were still closed for renovation, but that the bulldozer and tractors sitting at Diablo Vista unused at 11 a.m. on a Friday, were fun to imagine operating.

Osage Park was and is open, ready for climbing and romping, with little nooks and crannies for hiding in. And who knew that NanaBanana would be so nervous that one of her grand kids would fall, trip, or be kidnapped at the park, that she now has many new gray hairs (if that's even possible) to cover up with Loreal?

Ah to be three or four again~


feistysideoffifty said...

Oh, dear friend, how I envy your time with those delightful companions. It sounds like the first of many an overnight... lots of fun and exciting adventures are in store for NanaBanana!

she said...

what a great post! precious in every way..

the sight of grandparents with their grandchildren remind me of God's perfect timing

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