This week I have been…
Smiling…at Pip’s creations. He has a beloved tiny teddy called Peanut (a penguin) and has been inspired by one of his books called Shadow Warrior to make Peanut into Ninja Peanut, if you look closely you can see his tiny shurikens (traditional Japanese concealed weapon). The things I’ve learned having a boy!?
Grateful… for Grandparents. My Dad asked if Pip and Flo could come to stay at his house for a few days during the school holidays. Of course we jumped at the chance. Partly to give us a little break but equally because they love going so much and I believe they gain so much from spending time with a different generation.
“As a child grows up, he/she will encounter dozens of teachers, but there cannot be any replacement for grandparents. Grandparents have a goldmine store of knowledge. Not all grandparents may possess bookish knowledge, but they have a wealth of real life experiences and information to share, which is not taught in any of the schools out there. The best part is that you will always see that million dollar smile running down their cheeks as soon as they see their grandchildren. More than often, they see their own reflection in their grandchildren, and despite growing age acting against them, they leave no stone unturned to see happiness in their kid’s life.
Some of the grandparents have all the time in the world to devote towards their grandchildren. Some parents make use of this opportunity and leave their child at the care of the grandparents. In this manner, they are able to generate more revenue for the family to lead a better life. They serve as a great link between the past, present and the future. They introduce their kids to the past traditions, get involved with them in the present and help them shape their future.” from Health guidance
Thankful…for having photos to look back on to remind me of small special funny moments (albeit unremarkable). This is testament to children wanting to be involved in everything their parent does!