My grandson visited for a week as soon as school let out for the summer.
We got to go swimming, do some painting, watch some movies, go out for lunch with my sister and my friend, Donna. Dane likes to walk around downtown Burlington...it can be entertaining.
When Dane asked me to toss an empty ginger ale plastic bottle around in the back yard, I thought maybe time to go out and buy a ball. Then we had lots of soccer and volley ball skills practice sessions. The kids in the neighborhood are mostly toddlers so I got to get lots of fresh air and exercise. Dane called me his BFEV(best friend, elder version. )
Of course there was a lot of story telling. Even though he started out saying that he was maybe getting too old for my "Adventures of Dane" stories, he willingly listened. He has started writing his own stories, too, so I feel as though I had some good influence there!
There did have to be an educational component, so we spent some time in Montpelier. Can't be the grand child of a former teacher without that. We visited the State House and the Vermont History Museum next door. I wanted to take him to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as well, but we were both just too pooped.
Now I will take a week off and enjoy not having to answer a near content stream of questions. In fact, I think if someone so much as asks me for the time of day, my head just might pop off.