I've heard people complain that kids today have no respect for their elders. (Okay, that may have been me talking.) Today at the Parish School of St Mary, elders were given the utmost respect which included, a beautiful and holy mass, a picnic lunch, awesome kid art as you will see in the following pictures, lots of hugs and kisses and tickles, and CAKE. I think that Grandparents Day is my new favorite day!
Here's the thing though. The kids all wrote why they love their grandparents. I found that there was a direct correlation to love and food. Especially food which comes with a toy or food that is a sweet, treat. Grandma Ger is beloved because she lets Dayne pick out candy at 7-11. Oh man, I'm in big trouble here.
I never buy them candy. I don't even have soda at my house.
This picture is an exact rendition of Grandpa Pat, except that Grandpa Pat actually has a mouth full of very nice teeth. I never noticed his neck was this long, but I guess I never looked that hard. He does part his hair on the left and it is always combed down quite nicely. Grandpa Pat belongs to Grandma Ger and I can now see that he is in on this whole food conspiracy as well. It says here that, Dayne loves Grandpa Pat because he lets him eat his cashews.
I don't know this grandma but, apparently she gets the whole food=love=love=food thing. I love my grandma because she makes food. Well, who the heck knew? I've been a grandma for 12 years now, so you'd think I would have learned this by now. I feel like I just fell off the turnip truck or something.
I'm a tiny bit concerned that this grandma has low iron. She's looking a little jaundiced.
I adore this little artists picture though, because it shows that grandma's come in all sizes.
And here we have a brown grandpa. So, there you have it. Grandparents come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
stoned or blitzed, happy or sad.
Here is a fine example of some of those hugs and kisses and tickles I spoke of earlier. My husband loves nothing more than hugs, kisses and tickles, and I think Dayne kinda likes it too!
Emma got in on the hugs and kisses and tickles even though she doesn't go to school yet. She got to come along for the ride and as you can see, she's got her grandpa wrapped right around her little finger!
The moral of that story is she turned out just fine in the end.
Don't you think this is a pretty grandma? She is also sporting a fabulous neckless.
But wait, hold on a sec. Can you see what he wrote in his perfect little printing? Let me translate that for y'all, and please note that it has absolutely nothing to do with sweets, or nuts or any kind of food that comes with a toy. I love my grandma because she lets me play at the beach. YESSSSSSSS!
But seriously Grandma Ger, if you're reading this, the cashews and the 7-11 runs have been duly noted. With you and me on their team those kids have got it all.
P.S. Grandma Ger - lets get together soon so we can brag about our grandkids some more. Today was fun!