Another Gramma Adventure! Eggs and Holes!
Mar. 20, 2012 8:32 pm
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 1:59 pm
I love talking about my family and especially the grand daughters.
So, yes, I treat my grand girls a bit special, at least to me, it is special. I treat them the way I think a child like myself would have liked to have been treated. Both have their own distinct personalities, for sure and I try to encourage each in
their own way. But when they are around me, I sense that they just want to be themselves. Let’s call it Grammas Adventures. Someone I think said that on one of my previous blogs. I like the name.
So here is a recent adventure. Zoe, grand daughter that lives with us, asked me if we could play a game? Well, it is close to bed time, we had supper and she helped make dessert. We had her favorite fruit, strawberries that we mixed up
with a little sugar, balsamic vinegar and put over our leftover soda bread and added a little whipped cream. So, as to the game, I
saw some plastic Easter eggs that I got a few days ago and gave her to play with until we have our egg hunt at Easter yes, we will have a hunt, indoors or out, anyways that will be another blog. And there on the floor was the hula hoop. So I had to make
a game on the spot. I told her that the game was going to be called “Egg in the Hole”. She looks at me and she says ok so how do we play the game? I start by saying that the hula hoop was the “hole” and that the plastic eggs had to be tossed into the hole.
So, her imagination started and she put the largest plastic egg on the farthest side of the hoop and she said that he was the daddy and was calling all the eggs to come to him. Who am I to argue? I agreed. Now, we do have her pet cat that we lovingly call
“psycho” but his real name is Buddy, and I knew he would be in this game somewhere as he follows Zoe around like he is her dog. So the idea was to toss the eggs into the hole. Ok, cat decided he liked to chase the bouncing, rolling eggs. He has to be involved
with her in anything she is playing with. We even have to give him his own barbie when she plays with hers. It is one that has seen better days to say the least. He likes to drag her around the house, and no, I won’t elaborate on what she looks like now, not
a pretty thing anymore, I mean the barbie not Zoe, she is a doll. Buddy has also chosen a little toy troll with rainbow colored hair to play with also. If we throw the troll he will actually go get it and and start chewing on its hair and drag it around the
house. So, we had to make rules that if “Buddy” chooses to help a player they would be allowed the point for getting the egg in the hole before Buddy batted it out of the game, but if he batted them in, no point. Anyways, game was so fun, tossing the eggs
into the hole and watching if cat was going to chase them or not was exciting plus the fact that we had over 50 eggs was something! Just to say that GD was excited and having fun is a definite thing. She beat me by 1 egg. Just to see her eyes light up and
the laughter at whatever was happening is such a blessing. Even when grampa asked if he could play also just thrilled her. He did win, but we think it was just a fluke, we will be challenging him soon. I just wanted to share this as much as I can in my way.
As I said, my girls are my joy. Many things in my life are not good, but these memories I will keep forever if I have anything to say about it.