There is an interesting phenomenon that happened with several of my adult children still at home. My granddaughters preferred playing with their aunts more than their grandma. I understand that because the aunties are much more creative and energetic in play than Grandma. I soon learned that I could have a planned playtime with my granddaughters at our house, but they would really rather play with the aunties. So we have Aunties’ playtime on Monday afternoons.
However, if I took my reading book bags to my granddaughters’ house once a week, they would be waiting for me at the front door excited for reading time with Grandma.
I have two bags of books. One has board books for 1 to 2 year olds, and the other has preschool books for ages 3 and up. With Abigail, who is now 7, we are beginning to read chapter books too. I am there for an hour so I read for 20 minutes to each little girl, who chooses the books we will look at. These are precious moments in my life.
Trusting in Jesus,
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”