Evie Flying the Kite at West Bay (you can just see her on the right hand side, almost out of sight behind the fence)
Our four-year-old granddaughter came to stay from last Friday until Sunday afternoon. It was lovely but exhausting. Grandchildren are a delight, especially, as when you’ve finished with them…you can give them back!
I penned a little poem for the occasion…
Collected and home in time for brunch
Or maybe, it could have been an early lunch
‘A cheese sandwich please.’ The request for food
So I made it with love…I thought it was good
But the cheese was apparently far too strong
Trust Nonna and Popsie to get it all wrong
When staying with you – they get away with a lot
Because parenting is definitely one thing we’re not
Ice cream and crisps, TV and games, and buying them all
The toys that they want – though most things are small
A rubber snail she called Albert, a hopper, a kite
Popsie said, ‘there’s no wind’ but for it’s maiden flight
She and I went to West Bay and found enough breeze
Upwards it floated with the greatest of ease…
(I’m sure I’ve nicked that line from somewhere)
We went to the beach, we walked in the sand
And played in the rock pools hand in hand
We came home exhausted – us more than she
And Nonna needed something stronger than tea
She stayed just a few days, it was all good fun
Although none of the usual jobs could be done
Waking up at six-thirty is not to our taste
So this week we’re sleeping ‘til ever so late
(and even in the afternoon!)
The cottage has been left with remnants galore
Teddies, toys and books, all over the floor
The bathroom’s invaded with ducks, fish and boats
And a little girl’s wellies are stashed under our coats
But, who would have it any other way?
It’s great when the grandchildren come to stay
Ninette Hartley © July 2017
12 thoughts on “Note Number 34…When our Granddaughter Came to Stay…”
Sounds like you all had a fine time!
It was good fun. More to look forward to next weekend…think we’re having both of them! Hey!
And the sound of happy laughter coming from across the garden was sheer delight. What a sweet little girl you have in Evie Bell.
We did try to keep the outside activities at bay until 8am…especially on Sunday morning! 🙂 Yes Evie Belle is a delight.
Nice poem. Hope you both get some good rest after all that!
We certainly are…storing up the energy for next weekend when they both come!
Lovely poem Ninette ! Love to you and Geoff Val clarke
Thanks Val…hope you’re well. X
this brought tears to my eyes!!!! From a very far away Mummy! xxx
Aw… not long now… you’re half way nearly x
Lovely Nin. My lot arrive here at the cottage in two weeks……but with Mum and Dads!! X
Thanks Sandra. Have a wonderful time with them all! xx