Having 2 lots of grandchildren staying with us over the last 3 weeks has been lovely......but I would be witholding the complete truth if I didn't say that their parents have our complete admiration as we see them deal with the under 7s on a daily basis. Matt and Sarah Jane have 3 boys under 7, and Jodie and Kieron have a 6 year old and a 2 year old.
It is hard work ( I wonder how we ever did it ! )
Friends from a nearby village, Jane and Steve, gave us their children’s lego collection. We’ve met one of their children, Verity…now in her mid 30s, and she didn’t seem to mind too much. I did say that if she felt the urge to play with it, she should just say, and we would arrange it !
Anyway, our grandchildren have been thrilled with it, and despite all their playing in the pool, and on various beaches, in the 3 bears' house, at local playgrounds and with the many vide grenier toys I have collected over the last 3 years, they have somehow found time to create some wonderful masterpieces. In the words of the latest Lego movie....they are masterbuilders.
So...thanks Verity and Charles.
We have had some peaceful times during the last 3 weeks...not many, but lego has certainly played an important part in the quieter moments of the grandchildren's stay with us .....in entertaining them , and........ in keeping us sane.