My grandaughter who is 4 got on the phone tonight. Her mom was busy with her little brother and so Miss A. had me all to herself.
It went something like this:
*Grandma, we are going to have a play day when it gets nicer. You can come down and see me but call first to make sure my brother is taking a nap. Then go to Great Grandma's and pick her up and drive very fast to my house. If you get a ticket tell them to make it a 'prize ticket'. But hurry so I don't have to wait forever.*
[She is 2.5 hrs from me!]
*We will play in the sandbox and then take a walk over to there...[pause on the phone while she points to me] and then we can come back and maybe have a picnic at the bottom of my hill. I will ask momma to make us a picnic in her basket.*
I ask-- Will momma join us?
*Oh no, momma has chores to do in the house and my brother has to nap.*
I ask--Who will make the picnic?
*Momma will make the picnic and we will have it in her basket and then we will use your blanket, do you have a blanket? [I say yes] Then we will play in the sandbox and maybe go for a walk. But you have to hurry and get here when my brother is sleeping.*
I ask--What about Grandpa Rich and Great Grandma?
*They can stay in the house and talk. We can play.*
I think to myself...it is -10 degrees outside and my grandaughter and I are making summer plans.
*Then grandma when we get hot or tired we can go in my room and play. Then you can go home. But you should stay overnight.*
I love it!