Date with Grandchildren

For years, I’ve wanted to take my grandchildren out for special one on one time — just one of them and me — alone.  When you’re one of three, it’s difficult to get one on one time with an adult, to have their undivided attention for any length of time.  So, I’ve wanted to do this since my grandkids were pretty much old enough to talk.  I finally got to start it on Sunday.

I told you about the middle grandchild giving half of her birthday money to her sister the other day.  I was impressed with her generosity.  So she was the one I picked to go first on an outing with me alone.  I asked her if she had eaten lunch yet.  She hadn’t.  So, I told her to go change clothes and put on her shoes because we were leaving and it was a surprise!

We went to Pop’s for a buffalo burger (for me, I’m allergic to beef) and a regular burger for my middle grandchild.  Then we went to CVS for nail polish remover and cotton balls. Her nails are painted in a camouflage pattern at the moment.  Then to Michaels for Flarp Noise Putty (it’s a play dough type substance that makes a farting sound — totally irritating to grammas and totally enjoyable for kids) and those decorator marble thingies that you put in vases.  They’re rounded on one side and flat on the other side.  I don’t know why she wanted these, other than they were pretty.

All in all, we didn’t do anything all that special, other than spend time alone together.  We talked.  We shared a meal.  We did little errand type things too.  We had fun, despite the horribly hot temperatures.  It was good.  I can’t wait to do it again with her.

Tonight, her big sister and I are supposed to have our time alone date.  I don’t have the faintest idea what we’ll do, but I figure it will involve a meal.  I’ll probably wait until the temperatures cool before I have my date with my grandson, because I can think of nothing he’d like to do at this point other than maybe a meal and the park.  It’s too hot for that.

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