Saturday, December 14, 2019

Through the eyes of a child

At this holiday season, enjoy the little things, listen to the music, and laugh.

Charlie is 16 months old, and he is delighted with Christmas, especially the musical snowmen. He babbles endlessly and tries to sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. When I ask him what Santa says, he replies, "Ha-Ha-Ha."

Create something. Use your noggin. If you are a writer, put a few words on a page. It is difficult during the holidays to make time for yourself. Start a story, an article, a blog post, a project.
Alex is 2 1/4 years old and  a very busy boy, talkative and interested in learning. Here he is clipping holiday clothespins to the rim of a plastic cup. He thinks he's playing, but he is doing busy work, strengthening his fingers for when he has to hold a writing instrument. 

Think out of the box, or take a box and make something out of it. Be creative. Let your child figure out how to color INSIDE of a box. 
When I needed a few minutes to myself to clean the kitchen, I gave them markers and let them decorate their high chair trays. Alex had a blast. Charlie chomped the blue marker, and that was the end of that.

Cooperate, be nice, everyone has a struggle. Share your time and talents. Peace be with you and yours.
Usually these two are battling brothers, but they played together for a change and actually got along.

I don't have a photo of Liam to share, but wish you could see him steal the show at his kindergarten holiday performance when he spied his parents in the audience and threw each of them a big kiss.

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Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--You have three fabulous great grandsons. They are lucky to have such incredible great-grandparents in you and Bill. Enjoy them! It will be a wonderful Christmas for them.

Pat Wahler said...

The boys are so cute, and growing up so fast. Making memories...that's what the season is all about.

DUTA said...

Everything looks magic through the eyes of a child, and every child is different. So, you've got a lot to observe and enjoy with your three grandkids.
The first and last pictures are outstanding!

Val said...

Oh my gosh! When did Charlie get so big? I was still thinking of him as a baby. It's always fun to experience Christmas with the little ones.

Kim Lehnhoff said...

Those little boys keep you young, and also guarantee that you'll sleep well after they've gone home! As they get older, and makes their leaps in logic when explaining the way they think the world works - THAT is my favorite time to have the grandkids around!

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

How adorable! Enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely Xmas, Lin.

Susan said...

The great-grands are all adorable kids, Linda. They must be loving the Christmas season. That's great. They are lucky to have you, too, I am sure! Thanks for all your visits and comments, Linda. Hope you have a good rest of the week! Susan

Connie said...

Sweet photos. They must be both entertaining and exhausting. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

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