This weekend we had son and grandson on visit, which put a little turmoil into our calm life of retired oldies, or vintage couple. It was fun !
Saturday morning we went for a coffee and croissants to "La Brioche".
For that we had to go through the Gallery Wellington,
where we met Mr. G's hairdresser. He is a little very temperamental and hearty person. They know each other for at least 30 years and had also cut the hairs of our son. Therefore he proposed to cut Toby's hair. after we had had our coffee.
So we went for our breakfast and Toby ate two pastries filled with chocolate, he has a very good appetite, because at home he just had cornflakes with a milkshake !
When we had finished we returned to Gaetano the hairdresser. His salon is very funky, and the music was from when we were young all songs from the 60th 70th. He offered us wine red or white, but we thanked just after the coffee it was a bit early, and then with this Italian hospitality for friends he wanted to offer us so many things to eat, and finally came back with olives and peanuts.
Then it was Toby's turn. He behaved like an adult, so quiet as if he would go to the hairdresser every day. I remembered his father at that age who was just the opposite and I and the hairdresser had to occupy him with games to keep him quiet and didn't turn his head around all the time. It was a very tiring affair, while here not at all !
when the hairs were washed he moved to another seat and I took these pictures.
While Gaetano talked and talked and talked he cut and in between asked Toby if he likes the cut and Toby agreed. He also told him about his dad and how impossible he had been ! It was real fun.
We were all satisfied with the result.
After lunch Mr. G. went with them to the Kid's factory the inside playground where my son met a friend with son. I stayed home and rested a bit. I am still tired from my breathing problems. But it's much better now since the temperatures increased and it is not so humid anymore.
In the evening we watched a little movie together, while our son took the opportunity to go out and meet a friend. Then we all went to bed. Now it's so nice to communicate with Toby, his French is each time better and anyway we communicate if necessary with hand, feet and drawings and a lot of laughter of course.
After breakfast on Sunday morning Toby watched the series for kids on TV,
he was a bit disappointed because we couldn't find a Pokemon movie, but he also liked Tom & Jerry.
Then three generations played cards a game called "Uno" it's very easy, so easy that Mr. G. had enormous difficulties to understand the rules because they were too simple. Toby was proud to be able to explain the rules to his Nonno, but still I think that Poker rules or bridge are easier for him to understand than a game which is only based of colors and a few obstacles.
The weather was not good enough to go out it was very windy, so we played "Ludo" together. I had bought it the day before and it was in form of little horses you had to put in the stable. At one moment Toby didn't want to play anymore, because he lost, but then he came back, because we 3 others continued.
and while I was in the kitchen to prepare lunch I saw him with his Dad's smartphone busy to type messages probably to his mum ! I thought that's real crazy I have no clue how that thing works and a 6 year old deals with it like a professional !
Time flew by and after lunch they left to return to Amsterdam, and we spent the rest of the day behind computer and TV.