Children Are Our World

I have a lot of fun with my Grandson, Benny. He is 2 1/2 years old. He has dirty blonde, curly hair and the brightest smile you have ever seen. He’s full of mischief. That’s because I cursed my son to have a child just like him.

My son, Ben, brings Benny to visit for a week about once a month. I wanted Benny to want to come here so I had to think of things for us to do together. Benny is wise beyond his years. I believe he is an old soul. There is nothing this child can’t do.

He loves to climb and play at playgrounds so I suggested we get him a swing set for his birthday. My son and husband built one. Neither one of them are builders and it was comical to watch them.

I bought Benny play-dough. He knows where it is kept, but he’s not allowed to play it by himself. He and I have spent numerous hours playing with play-dough.

I bought Benny a little apron to wear when we bake. I think it’s his favorite thing to do with me. I will pull out the apron and get a big smile and a hug in return. We have made cookies. I measure the ingredients and he puts them in the bowl. At first he didn’t like using his hands to stir it. He doesn’t mind anymore.

I made the mistake of having him help with making pie dough. That’s something you have to be careful of. He was too aggressive with it and I ended up making another batch and letting him play with the first one. He made an appropriate mess.

It is so much fun to play with him. The saying goes “If I had known grandchildren could be so fun, I’d have had them first”. It’s so true!

This is a guest blog by Cathy Cohee who took part in Annie Conboy’s Inspired 2 Write 28 Day Challenge. Well done Cathy.