Lately, my daughter and her little family have been struggling and I’ve been here to help pick up the slack. My daughter works so very hard, but when you’re a newly single mom with four young girls, occasionally there’s some slack!
My daughter goes to work earlier than I do and I live right across from the girls elementary school. So she will drop them off at my house, I make sure they have a snack for school and enough to eat to start their day. It’s been working out great and gives me time each day to chit chat with the girls.
It makes me smile when they come storming in each morning and each morning is different. Yesterday, the oldest (5th grade) was very animated following me around and talking about how excited she was for school that day. She (along with a few other students) were completing a project that taught them how to be a docent at a local museum in town and today was their day to show what they’ve learned by being a docent for their class. She was telling me tips and tools that she had learned and that she was going to try out today.
After this nonstop chatter, my normally very shy and introverted 5th grade granddaughter looks at the clock and tells me…. “Grandma, we need to go. My friends are waiting!”