It is not always easy to entertain both a 13 year old girl and a seven year old boy at the same time. Granddaughter would spend all kinds of time with me if it involved my trailing her through the mall with a credit card always at the ready. Grandson wants nothing to do with going into stores for any reason.
I think it was being traumatized at a young age. He happily agreed to go to Plateau's Closet with his sister one time only to suffer severe disappointment at not finding the stash of PlayDough he was certain was the purpose of such a place.
Grandson is happy to play games, do crafty projects, read stories, take walks, watch movies, and (best of all) listen to grandma's stories in the "Dane Adventure Series." As long as he is the center of my attention, he is pretty content.
Taking a break (grandma's break time)