Conversation with my grandkids

Maria and Grant have had to report to work this week, so David and I have been watching their children.

Here are some photos of their favorite activities:

Julia and Rylan played “Go Fish,” a card game that pairs letters of the alphabet:

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Julia, 6 years old:

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Julia said that the horizontal lines on the page make her drawing look 3-D.  She learned this technique from her dad.  Nice dinosaur!

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Me:  “Julia, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Julia:  “A teacher.”  (Last year, she said she wanted to be a homemaker, a babysitter, and a dentist.)

Me:  “Which grade do you want to teach?”

Julia:  “Kindergarten.  I like young children, because the older children make too much noise.”

Rylan, 4 years old:

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Me:  “Rylan, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Rylan:  “A chef.”  (Last year, he said he wanted to be a doctor.)

Me:  “Why do you want to be a chef?”

Rylan:  “I like to cook with my dad.”

Me:  “What do you like to cook?”

Rylan:  “Spaghetti, because we make lots of noodles.”

Maybe, Julia and Rylan will change their career goals again.  It is fascinating to converse with these young children about their future.

As a reward for being so well behaved, I gave each child $5.00 in a glass jar.  After a few seconds, Rylan figured out which jar was his.  He even knows how to spell his name.  I am so impressed with this 4 year old.  Julia, of course, knew immediately which jar was hers:

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13 Responses to “Conversation with my grandkids”

  1. denise Says:

    Sweet post! Always love to read those conversations you have with your grandchildren.

  2. Tom Sightings Says:

    Wow, you’re a great teacher! I never knew that about the lines, but I think it works!

  3. Olga Says:

    The possibilities are all there ahead of them. I am sure they will change their ideas many times, but what ever they settle on in the end will be just right. They both look so bright and sound so sweet. I love hearing about your conversations with them.

  4. Suzanne Says:

    What a fun way to spend the day. I can see the line trick. That is a new one on me. They are such cute kids.

  5. DJan Says:

    They are such beautiful and talented children. You are very fortunate, Gigi. Thanks for sharing them with me. 🙂

  6. Joanne Says:

    Great activities and involvement. Children’s card games are a great activity.

  7. Jeanie Says:

    It is great that they are at an age when they can think about their future and change their minds many times. It looks like you all had a fun day together.

  8. dkzody Says:

    Good savings plan you’ve got there for them. I send a dollar in a card to the grandchildren for various holidays. They get their years in dollars for their birthdays. Occasionally I send them ice cream money which they can spend immediately. The rest of the money goes into their savings. Your grandkids are an investment in the future.

  9. Grannymar Says:

    It is good to see them playing happily together. I would love to be a fly on the wall to hear their chatter.

  10. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Nice piggy banks. Kids always grow up and surprise you with their choices. Joy is now aiming to become a large animal vet. She hopes to be admitted to VA Tech when she finishes her undergrad next year. Amelia completes her Master’s in Earth Science Education next fall. She plans to teach high school. Rita was recently promoted to manager of the grooming salon where she works. Hannah continues with her art, but has recently been promoted to chief baker with her outfit, which feeds hungry students at Madison, during the winter months.

  11. Christine Says:

    fun times with Julia and Rylan!

  12. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    Your grandchildren are at the best ages, Gigi, as they are no longer babies and not yet too grown up to spend time with their grandmother. And, Jukia and Rylan appear to play together well, unlike some siblings.

  13. Bella Rose Says:

    Priceless conversations and beautiful moments with your grandchildren! Thank you for sharing them. I look forward to being a grandmother one day.

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