We try to pop in and see my Grandad as much as we can so that is where we headed this afternoon. Alyssa likes to tell him what she has done at school and will often entice him into a game of 'Happy Families'. Always funny watching that as neither of them follow the rules and they just make it up as they go along. She will remember sitting and playing with him though just as I remember sitting and playing, using the very same pack of cards, with my Grandma. Memories like that are priceless.
Harvey has a completely different take on visiting Grandad. He has the opportunity to raid his cheesy biscuits and watch TV whilst 'having a ride' in his electronic armchair. I don't blame him. I look forward to the day when I can purchase one of my own. I'd even consider getting a stair lift now to be honest as I often feel worn out climbing them!
He also enjoys the other great toys Grandad has to offer ~ a flat cap, slippers and a walking stick. Oh yes, they are perfect for fishing. Flat cap on for a bit of camouflage, the slippers are the fish and the walking stick is the rod.
I love that my children have an imagination.
(Yesterday, Harvey was an 'alien' for the afternoon as her came home from pre-school with his hands covered in blue paint. He refused to let me wash it off until he wanted to be a boy again.)
Try avoiding the washing up and using your imagination.