Category Archives: grandchildren

important.

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Magnus, Felix, Brooklyn, Valentina, Jackson, and Raffaella

a shoutout to all of my highly-spirited grandies

the six-pack

one of the rare photos

from a few years back

of all sitting still in one place at one time

happy grandparents day to all

with much love from peaches

thanks for reminding me what’s important each and every day.

“children make your life important.”

-erma bombeck

ups and downs.

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you know that feeling

when you fall down

on the trampoline

and keep trying to get up

but everyone keeps jumping

and you keep bouncing

and then all of you

start belly-laughing

and keep belly-laughing

and cannot stop?

 

“life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.”

-frank lowy

late night snacks.

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hung out with four of the six-pack tonight

after

pool time

trampoline jumping

walking

scooter-ing

fast food-ing

bike riding

creating with clay

home spa nail painting

singing

hide and seek

a TV movie

rounding up the cats

baths/showers

pajamas

stories

building a giant sleep nest

no one is at all tired yet

the perfect time to bake brownies

and eat them as a late night snack

with some ice cream on top

their parents will never know.

“if we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”

-author unknown (pinterest)

superpowers.

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the grandies offered me a chance

to choose my superpower –

flight, strength, invisibility, speed, or shape shift?

i chose invisibilty

got inside of the machine

they powered it up

when i came out

they confirmed that i was now invisible.

except for my feet

which did not fit in the box.

i can live with that. 

“the things that make us different, those are our superpowers.”

-lena waithe

organization.

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to do list – style a:

play with the ponies 1.

pack the cars. 2.

go to bed 3.

get in the car to go on vacation 4.

do fun things 5. 

a major contrast in approaches

both with the same desired outcome

two grandies

each with their own

style of list

and

way of getting ready 

and

organizing things

to go on a trip.

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to do list – style b:

(loose translation):

‘go around and around in a twisty circle and get some stuff done

and not some other stuff and then hide for a while

and eat something you find outside

and then get in the car to go on vacation and do fun things.’

(i am more of a ‘b-list style’ of organizer. what about you – a or b?)

“the process and organization leading up to cooking the egg

can tell you a lot about the cook.”

-david chang