Thursday, March 11, 2010

And birds do sing, hey ding a ling a ling

Because GrandDaughter is still in a lying-back position in her pushchair, my running commentary on the 'ickle lambs and the woolly pony, the snowdrops and the silly car driver who should have slowed down is largely irrelevant to her.

So I focused on something she could see: the sky. A few little clouds wandered into her line of vision so we played 'See what you can see in the clouds'. I got quite excited as I could see an elephant. GrandDaughter looked skeptical until I explained that it was all because of perspective that his head looked so much bigger than his body.

I think she found it easier when we saw real catkins and I explained about spring and baby birds (who go tweet) and baby lambs (who go baa). I was about to tell her about a young man's fancy but thought better of it.

7 comments:

Leslie: said...

Ah, Liz, you're a wonderful Grandmother - she's gonna just love you when she's a bit older!

Lee said...

I'm still getting joy from finding shapes in the clouds above...it will never grow old, even if I do!

Furtheron said...

Your happiness and gratitude shine through in your recent posts.

As Leslie says you'll be a terrific Grandmother. I can see her desparate to catch up with you when ever you visit.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, be careful what you tell your granddaughter in the formative years. Remember, kids have long memories and love to drop clangers that grandma has said, especially when company is present!

jay said...

Hahaha! Yes, time enough for the young man's fancy when she's a bit older, methinks! LOL!

Liz said...

Thank you, leslie.

It's a wonderful occupation, lee.

Thank you, furtheron.

Yes, I must remember that, puss!

No, jay, no young men are going to be allowed near her!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, I think you should leave "a young man's fabcy" for a day or two!