Abby was here last week for her annual summer visit. We had a wonderful time, almost six year olds are full of joy and their giggle is infectious. We had lots of activities planned, and while she enjoyed them all, at her age she was content just playing in the house.
We had a rainy week, so we were indoors a lot, and her favorite thing to do by far was playing in my office. She sent her Daddy emails, which by the way, she pulled up, addressed, and typed by herself. Grammie is so proud of the things she does, sometimes she just amazes me. We bought her safety scissors, her idea, since we didn’t have kids scissors to use, and she printed off things that interested her. She cut them out, glued them together and by the time she went home she had a big envelope, on which she had typed her name and printed in Photoshop Elements using fonts and colors, another first, she had never used a graphics editor before, just stuffed with her papers.
But by far, the thing that intrigued her the most was my stapler. I have an old retro one, the big one with the round knob on the top. She must have gone through a whole row of staples. I showed her how to use it, hovered over her and kept telling her over and over to keep her fingers out of the way, and she had a blast!
I have lots of colored pencils that she enjoyed, she loved my paperweights, too, and my markers, it was a little girl’s delight, my office. And now that she’s gone, I look at my things and smile, remembering how much she enjoyed using them.
And the flurry blob behind her, that’s Boo-Boo Kitty, a recent family edition that I need to tell you all about in another post. Boo-Boo and Abby were the best of friends, wherever Abby was, kitty was. She was absolutely crazy about Abby. Is there anything sweeter than children and animals? Nope, absolutely nothing.
To be repeated, same time, same place, next year, Grammie can’t wait...