Nothing to do with PSP!

I've had a hectic time, looking after our 6 & 9 year old grandsons but it was fun challenging them to speed boat races, boxing matches, sky diving and more.....all on the Wii of course, I'm not that energetic. They stayed the night and mum came and collected them at 7.30 this morning. They were going straight to school so I had to prepare a packed lunch for the 6 year old, the other was having a school dinner. They can look on the web page and see what is on the menu for lunch and then decide if they want it. I made S some sandwiches and then asked him what fruit he would like, we have apples, bananas and satsumas. He said they weren't allowed to take too much fruit to school. I asked him why and his reply was, " Because fruit makes people very clever so if I eat too much I will be much cleverer than anyone else in my class and then it won't be fair to them. It will be mean if I can answer all the questions and they can't". Did that come from a sensitive little boy who thinks of others? Probably, but also from a little boy who doesn't like fruit very much.

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  • Oh what a delight young children are !!

    They are so transparent, aren't they ?

    Glad you were able to have such a respite from PSP.

    love, Jean x

  • Sounds fun NannaB bet you were exhausted after that. Children are wonderful levellers aren't they and you never know what is going on in their minds, more than we imagine!

    Love Kate xx

  • Oh NannaB children are such a joy, don't you just love what they come out with. I bet you are tired I had three of my grandchildren on Saturday, tiring but lovely xxxxx

  • Hey NannaB, Bruce and I are doing the same thing with our grandson. His Aunt and Uncle are off in Italy and Ireland for 10 days and I/we get to keep him. I was really anxious the first few days....even knocked back a Klonopin....tried to stay away from the drink cuz I really want to feel good about his stay...even if he is a bit of an urchin! He loves to take his time and or argue . But upon arising for school this morning, he was up and dressed and ate his breakfast and ready for the day! Praise God no arguing or dragging of feet! I think the next 7 or so days will be ok...It's ok to pray for me! hahaha

    I love the kind gentle excuse as to why your little one should not eat too much fruit! hahah!

    AVB

  • 10 days! You will REALLY get to know him. It's really good he was up and dressed ok this morning. Mine didn't seem to hear me the first few times of asking to wash and get ready. They didn't argue, just had selective hearing. I had a text from our daughter in law to say they made it to school on time.

    Enjoy the rest of your time with your grandson. It's so nice to have someone else to focus on for a few days isn't it?.

    Have fun.

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  • Yes, NannB, I really want to relax and focus on the good. I don't know how your school schedules are in ht eUK. But soon most public schools will be out for the summer. I have a feeling the young lad will be here more often than not. His aunt and uncle live 20 miles away from anyone and I live in a neighborhood full of kids! I won't mind at all as long as we are all respectful of each others needs!

    It will be good for my son and daughter in law as they really have not had much time alone.

    Well if I learn how to put pics up on this thing, I' do the grandma thing and show how cute and smart and funny my young one is hahahaha

    One thing is, he loves Grandpa Birke! my eyes water!

    AVB

  • Where we live, the schools break up on or around 22nd July, private schools a bit earlier. I'm sure your little lad will love staying with you and his grandpa. It's so good he can show that love to grandpa. I expect you get hugs as well don't you? Looking forward to the photo's of this cute, funny smart young man. You are allowed to be proud.

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  • Oh little children and their excuses! Mind you, that's the first time I've heard that one. That's definitely worth a gold star, on that board that they NEVER see!!!

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • Yes definitely a gold star. I can remember when I first went to school I had a gold star for something and was so proud when I saw it stuck on the page of my writing book. Nowadays children get stickers for lots of things. I went to collect our then 5 year old from school one day when he came running up to me with a very large sticker stuck to his jumper. It said, Head teacher's gold award, well done. I said how proud of him I was and he said Theo, another boy in the class had got one as well. When I asked what they got them for he said, " I got mine for not fighting with Theo and he got one for not fighting with me". I'm all for rewarding positive behaviour but I did wonder what the timid little ones who never fight thought, when they saw 2 naughty little tough guys with their shiny gold stickers. Even at 5 life isn't fair is it?

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  • Sad as its sounds, but they might as well learn early!!!

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • True!

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  • Too cute! I taught young children for 23 years before entering the world of educational administration, and I was always amazed at the clever, witty things that roll out of the mouths of kids. Love it! So I assume he didn't take any fruit at all.....

  • He did. I cut an apple into segments and put them all back together again, wrapping it in cling film. I doubt he ate it but I wanted his teachers and mum to know I was giving him a healthy lunch.

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