10 Mar 2014


My weekend was very busy this time ! First I had to catch Kim and drive her to the groomer. Catching is a big job and leaves me exhausted !

Once at the groomer she is an angel and the hairs coming out of her fur in only 3 months were enough to make a nice long scarf !

Then we expected the visit of son and grandson. We had to roll up all the carpets and clean the floor because Toby is allergic to cats, which just takes the biscuit with a grandma owning 4 cats !

As soon as he arrived he took possession of all his toys and some new little cars and played until he had to go to bed, he was quite tired as they only arrived around 9 pm.

The next morning I prepared his breakfast and sat down with him, which made me a little nostalgic because 37 years ago another little boy was sitting at the same place and had his breakfast ... my son.

Toby has a good appetite and ate two bowls with Choco pops, banana slices with milk and half an apple !

Once dressed, he went outside in our garden and discovered the new tricycle we had bought for him. First he still preferred the little tractor he had already here, but then started with the tricycle and it went very well, he seemed to be quite happy about it. It's difficult to say when you have the choice between a bike, a tractor and a tricycle. After having tried driving on the terrace he wanted to go on the street which he did, escorted by his two bodyguards (Daddy and Grandpa) and a photographer, but it didn't last very long. Fortunately he had two porters at his disposal, who carried his stuff out and in again.

Our cat Arthur loves little children, which is rather seldom for a cat and they played a little together.

After lunch we went to my son's friend stayed there for a bit on their terrace, we were so lucky to have such a wonderful warm spring weather.

While I had a chat with the friend's wife, the two Daddies watched over the boys. The afternoon ended with an ice cream and we returned home. We watched a little TV together and had supper. My son took the opportunity to go out with his friend, while I did my grandma job and put Toby to bed. As with all kids they behave much better when the parents are not around and I had no problem at all.

The next morning Toby showed up in Daddy's arms and was a little surprised to see his grandma in her bed with her legs in the air, I just was busy with my Yoga exercises ! Daddy handed Toby over and disappeared into his bed again, how nice to be able to sleep longer when you have been out the night before !

Toby and I had breakfast and he watched TV a little with grandpa, while I was busy, and when Daddy finally appeared, he got dressed and wanted to play outside.

The 3 generations played football (soccer) together and Arthur of course had to watch the game ! He wasn't disturbed at all when the ball almost fell on his head.

The visit was short, because after lunch they left, to return home with a stop to say good bye to Toby's  little friend. We put the carpets in place again, Mr. G. collapsed on the sofa watching TV, being an "old" grandpa was rather tiring for him and I went to my friend Nicole and had a relaxing sunbath on her terrace, with a nice cool beer, we had a lot to chat of course. While I was talking about a 3 year old she was talking about her 21 year old granddaughter who had her first lovesickness. If ever that will happen to Toby I will be in my 90th or in heaven or hell. That's the difference between an old and a young grandma !
As new  parents are more and more old, grandparents are dieing out.


Linens and Royals said...

Toby is looking so grown up now, good to see Arthur hasn't forgotten him.
My grandsons are 22 and 16 but you are right and new parents are so much older now so I don't think I will ever be a Great Grandma.

Andrew said...

For a moment I thought Mr G's hair had gone curly and he had a haircut.

Even I am not brave enough to make a comment about how Toby found his grandmother in the morning.

Yes, it is an unfortunate side effect of people having children at a later age. Many won't know their grandparents very well. I had mine until my late teens and only later in life have I realised how lucky I am and how much they loved their grandchildren.

A Lady's Life said...

Well you are lucky to be enjoying your little grand son.
I guess Mama didnt come. Had herself a little break lol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well at least you are alive and well enough to play with him (and 3 is more fun than 20 anyway).

Lady Lilith said...

Toby is so big and adorable. You must have really enjoyed your visit with him.

Sandra Carlier said...

What a beautiful time you had all together! Nice to see Toby sitting in the kitchen at the same place his father was! And Arthur always ready for playing with his friend Toby! Really this marvelous spring weather is a plus !