Monday, July 11, 2011
Playing with Paw-Paw
Nicole and Paw-Paw have a growly relationship. He 'arrhs' at her, and she glares back, points her finger and says, "No! Paw-Paw" Then she runs to me. She'll hug him good-bye, but mostly they tease each other.
She was visiting one day. I was on the computer and she was playing in the guest room with her toys. I heard giggling and 'voices' in the living room, and there sat hubby and Nicole engaged in imaginative play, he was Woody, and Nicole was Jessie (from Toy Story). They were acting SO silly, using different voices and playing. Made my heart swell with pride for this man I married.
There's a wall of fame in the office dedicated to Paw-Paw Bill. Each child's photo is framed with a comment or essay about why they love him. Nicole's comment: "He chases me and says, "Bwaaa-haaa-ha-ha." Now she can add, "He plays Woody and Jessie with me."
So, all this time I thought she was afraid of him. I would tell him, "Be NICE to her." She was engaging him.
When our oldest granddaughter (21) was Nicole's age, she would say, "Paw-Paw is my favorite kid." Yep! It's unanimous.