We had SG* here today. It is currently school holidays here, so working parents dictate that sometimes the Grand Parents come in handy.
Really, we are only too happy to have him. He is in his first year of schooling. He is learning to read, & loves to practise his skills.
He was amazed at the plethora of dried leaves lying in our backyard.
"Nanna!" he said, "It is supposed to be Spring! Why are all these leaves lying here? It is not Autumn!!"
He grabbed the yard broom, & began briskly sweeping all the offending Lily Pily leaves. We have had very high winds over the last few days, & for some unknown to us, reason, the leaves have been spent, all over our back pavers.
According to SG, this is what Spring should look like!! I tend to agree! Our Lemon tree would agree! Once more I am remiss in the photo department.
We have been treated to several SG originals today.
As Gom & I discussed something, (in friendly fashion) he declared, in a really loud voice. "You two are 'In Love', so I am not involved. I am a 5 year old kid!"
I can tell you, that made us sit up & chuckle. Where does he get these things from??
When his mother came home to collect him, she told me the story of his 'undies'.
She said when he came home from school, he had his undies pulled high, & visible above his pants. She asked about the visibility. He told her the girls had laughed at his undies, because they had dinosaurs on them. He had told the girls they "Shouldn't be looking". I think he then became determined not to hide them.
A few days later, he had 5 pairs of his undies lined up on his bed, before school. On questioning, he told his mother what pair he wanted to wear. He also told her he couldn't wear 'those undies'. "The 'ladies' laughed at those!" he said.
Today, while SG was here, I decided to clip the dogs. We have been having some very hot- & sweaty- weather. The dogs had been panting, & lying about in seeming distress. So, as the morning began hot & still, today was the day...
SG was greatly interested in this process. He decided to collect wool, as it fell to the scissors. Then, he became intrigued with the cheese
bribes treats, that Leo was offered for his 'cooperation'.
SG watched, he gathered bunches of wool.
He then finally declared -
"Next time I am coming back as a girl!"
We were somewhat gobsmacked at this remark!!
"Yes," he said "Then, I am coming back as a dog!"
"I will keep going" he said.
I will be a boy, then I will be a girl, & then..... I will be a dog!"
"Ha Ha" he said, "I can keep on going!! Around and around! Boy, Girl, Dog!!"
Maybe he was attracted by the Cheese treats offered to the dogs, for having to endure the clipping.
I don't think that was really the attraction, as SG is always offered Cheese, should he desire it.
We have no idea where he gets his ideas. Perhaps it is Television. I believe he watches quite a lot on his father's 'watch'.
He has been thrilled with the growth of some bulbs I finally planted. They have grown very quickly, & once more, I have not photographed the progres!! Slack Nanna!!
He finds a joy in the fact they are growing, he regards them as 'his' plants. I hope they flower for him. They are my favourite, Grape Hyacinth.
He is intrigued by my herbs, but declines to taste them. Perhaps in time...I hope!
*SG is Small Grandson.
Cat Stevens, On The Road To Find Out.