Here are photos of my grandchildren, Julia (age 7) and Rylan (age 5), playing in my family room. I watched them all day Friday, when they had the day off from school and their parents had to work.
Watching their iPad:
Playing with Julia’s figurines:
Watching their iPad again:
We also had a delightful conversation.
Me: “Juju, what’s your favorite subject in third grade?”
Julia: “Math. We are learning how to estimate.”
Me: “What do you do when you estimate?”
Julia: “We have to round off to the nearest ten.”
Me: “Oh, okay. How about you, Rylan, do you like kindergarten?”
Rylan: “No, because they won’t let me take a nap. I always feel so tired.”
Me: “That’s too bad. What do you like best about kindergarten?”
Rylan: “Recess. We have two recesses.”
Me: “Who is the smartest boy in your class?”
Rylan: “Me. I am the smartest, because the other boys always get in trouble.”
Me: “You never get in trouble?”
Rylan: “No. Well, sometimes. But, only a little bit.”
Me: “Oh, I see, I see.”
It’s always a joy to be with my grandkids. They won’t remain this age forever. Eventually, they won’t need to be babysat, and I will see less of them. Sad, but true.