One of those reasons is that we had company for the past several days with the visit from our granddaughter, and great-granddaughter who is 4 years old. It is such a delightful age to be around. She (R) was as most her age I would imagine so full of vim, vigor and vitality. I had paid a visit to our local dollar store and our ever-present Wal-Mart before she came to stock up on coloring books, reading books, doodle and activity books. I put them in my laundry basket as storage is at a minimum and had them waiting for her when she came.
She asked me to color with her and even though we didn’t use the same book, it seemed important that she not have to do so by herself and then we would use the activity books. She
did have some favorite programs that she liked to watch on the family channel, and so would sit for a while doing that.
One day we took her to the African Lion Safari and for those not living where I do, that is a huge park where you drive through and see many animals from Africa. It also has a wonderful water park with slides and splash pads for children as well as various other things like ‘air-brush tattoos’. There is a pretty tattoo on R’s arm of two cherries… because after all she likes cherries!
One day we just went shopping for some new school clothes, and another we visited the Butterfly Conservatory. I just had to buy a
house for butterflies of course, and we spent some time painting it later that day.
Today we took them home and while she was her ‘shy’ little self when we picked them up, she had a great big hug for us before we left.
Their visit was wonderful and a welcome distraction from all the drama in my life recently. And while the situation that is very troubling remains unchanged, at least there was a little respite for ‘just a little while’……