One of my favorite days of the school year is Grandparent’s Day. Grandparent’s from grade K thru 5th grade meet at the school and attend class with their grandchildren.
I do what I call the grandparent shuffle each year. This year is was only 4 shuffles as the oldest grandson is now in middle school and the two (1.8, with the .8 due in November), so I only had to split myself up between 4 different classrooms.
This year I did deskwork with Patience, who is 6 years old and in 1st grade. She was so excited for this day and was waiting not so patiently as her name. She is my rough and tumble girl, always giving her brother’s a run for their money!! I laugh because she will give her mother back tenfold. What a joy she is.
Next I went to see my little Ms. Kylie, who is such a pure spirit and makes everyone smile. My little Ms. Kylie is in 2nd grade and the apple of everyone’s eye. You see, my Ms. Kylie (I have called her that since birth), was born with Coloboma of both eye’s and is legally blind. Make no mistakes, she is a very capable child and will be the one to drive through any storm and come out on top! She was waiting by the door and ran to me screaming… Grammie… there you are! Finally! Such a ticket this child is. She is my eyes to the world and will open up many doors. She is my precious Ms. Kylie with a soul made of gold. I received a letter from her for Grandparent’s Day with a poem inside. Her class sang us a song that brought tears to my eyes.
Then it was off to my pinkie girl, Autumn, who is in 4th grade. She was waiting and knew I would be late to her room as she was 3rd on the list. The older ones have to wait for me to visit the younger ones first. She was waiting with letters she wrote to me and to show me her computer projects. Such a little diva my pinkie girl is. I call her my pinkie girl because we have this little thing we do every time we see each other with our pinkies and we whisper a secret message to each other, without fail. Even when we are on the phone she says hold up your pinkie Grammie. Such a beautiful girl and with a big heart and she knows she holds mine.
Finally off to Ethan’s class who is also in 4th grade. He was so happy when I walked in, he screamed across the room… GRAMMIE… I’m sure the whole hall heard it! He is a piece of wonder and never ending love for all of those around him. We did puzzles, colored and he read me stories that he was writing. I also received a letter from him for Grandparent’s Day. What an exciting child he is.
I am such a lucky person to have so much love given to me by my grandchildren. If you can’t tell by now, they are my heart and my breath. They have a piece of my past, a piece of me and they are a piece of my future. Life can’t get any better than that.
Photo Credit – Myself – Selfie’s with the Grandchildren
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