Recharging Grandma

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It’s been a long week recovering from a 3 1/2 week-long holiday.  What?  Recovering from a holiday?  That sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?  Well, not really!

I’ve heard so many people talk about coming home from their vacations and feeling the need to have some time off to recover but I never thought I’d fall into that category.  Well, here I am!

It’s been too many days spent watching CNN and hearing about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton!

Yesterday I had my batteries recharged when I travelled to babysit my 5-year-old Granddaughter, Grace.  As you could guess, Grace has boundless energy as she stood gazing at her tired Grandma, saying, “aren’t you going to play with me?”!  To which I answered, “why of course I’ll play with you!  What will we play?”.

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“Grandma you have to come and sit on the floor”, was the answer to my silly question!

Oh, it was a challenge, but I made it to the floor!  Now what?  She giggled and scurried around as Grandma pretended to be a barking puppy, while holding a small plastic figure of a little black dog between my fingers.  Just this small gesture pleased my precious sweet Granddaughter and she laughed and laughed.

The time spent that Friday afternoon did in fact recharge this Grandma.  I have realized how important it is to keep this old battery recharged; to not become lonely, discouraged or so bored with life that I give up and just sit, sit, sit!  I was falling into that pattern so easily as we seniors tend to do.

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As the day turned out, we had such a wonderful time.  Grace was so happy to have her Grandma all to herself for the day and I loved sharing those moments with her.

Sometimes it takes a little child to teach us about life and what we are missing!

 

 

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