Sunday, 2 April 2017

An Hour With David

How is it that when I take my grandsons out for 'an hour' it becomes a whole afternoon...we just keep finding new things to do and delight in.

Yesterday with both brothers out with friends David was feeling a little lonely so I offered to take him to the park for an hour. The park I drove to was almost empty so there was no-one to play with...see that little boy on the swing?


Then Davy thought he was hungry but understanding I am not  well off we went to Hungry Jack's and chose 2 junior burgers for $5, I refused him a sugary drink. Next we went to Spotlight to get Great grandad a new bath-mat.... we had to choose something to match the pink and grey bathroom tiles...David's selection was perfect, grey, pink and white zig-zags.

When we got to Grandad's he was thrilled to see us(weekends are very lonely for single ppl). David saw the mess on the front after the tree felling last week and grabbed the rake to pile it up. Dad and I were most impressed(Davy is 7 yrs old)

Next Dad says "While you're here you can help me re-make my bed...at 83 yrs of age he had all his laundry on the line so the three of us brought it together...we pulled out bed to make it easier and saw it was dusty underneath. David got the hoover and he and his great-grandad cleaned up together...David went on to vacuum the whole house's carpets.

We decided to spend a little time at the brilliant new Adventure Park nearby, it's a wonderful new place for families provided by the local council...




Kindred spirits.

After we left the park and took Gdad home he gave David some money to spend at Aldi on the way home~ to buy some treats for the whole family.
 Not this sensible Nana's idea of good shopping so we talked about what foodstuffs grub may have been needed at Chez David....we had $50 so we were treadling lightly(hey we didn't even put $1 in to hire a trolley) As we chose items David cannily noted the prices and oft-times chose the cheaper/better value item...we started off keeping a running tally ...I lost it at $20 but David approached the check-out knowing he had spent around $38...it cost $39 and I was stunned, such great maths and he had $10 left to put in his money box! 

I took him home, we put the shopping away and did a little tidying for his Mum and then I drove home happily exhausted after over 4 hours on the go! Grand-parenting is a wonderful thing, I still pinch myself when I look at their beautiful faces and wonder if they are real.


8 comments:

  1. We have had a busy morning here so I just sat down and had a read of your beautiful post. For me it was the perfect post for a little down time, thoroughly enjoyed it.

    David is such a switched on little boy and extremely thoughtful. Thinking of others at his age is wonderful. He is obviously surrounded by a wonderful family.

    So glad you all had a great day xx.

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    1. what a lovely comment, K, thank you so much. It means a lot that we see David and his bros coping so well after losing their Dad in an accident 7 mos ago. xxx

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  2. That's a very special grandson! What a wonderful afternoon you had. He's so grown up

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    1. :D he was back to driving his Mum nuts yesterday lol

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  3. What a great kid! Being a grandma is such a cool thing isn't it. You and great grandad have made a memory that will last a lifetime! Awesome!

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    1. It certainly is...I think this is the main motivation for my blog, I want to keep these memories and days fresh in the childrens' mind, I want them to know how important they are in our family. xx (now I feel weepy!)

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  4. Just beautiful to see the grandfather and grandson together. Me and my husband we wait to have grandchildren someday. Lovely park area.

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