Grandma Laura – Guest Blogger
Ben has always liked curling up in Grandma’s bed with me. I generally didn’t have to entertain him. Sometimes we would read a book or he’d play a game on my kindle. It was just quiet time with the two of us and nicely peaceful.
Now Andy and Cassie have gotten into the act. There’s not much peaceful about those two. Now I have all three of them get their “pads” to keep the peace. Sarah got Kindles for all of them for Christmas. (Don’t you love Black Friday deals – when you can get through the crowds!) She has “Kindle Free Time” on them which will only load kid stuff that she allows. Much of it is free and includes videos and a lot of educational games.
It’s a hoot when they are all three huddled up in the bed watching the same episode of the show but at slightly different points. I have to make them use headphones so the stereo effect doesn’t drive me nuts. It also gets to be too much when they are all watching different things! When they do puzzles etc it’s much nicer. Ben just likes to sit cuddled up to me and Andy likes that too. Cassie however is all arms, legs, elbows and knees in perpetual motion. I try to make her sit on the other side of one of the boys!
It’s also hilarious when they have different shows going and they try to watch each others too. Sometimes it’s ok with them… sometimes it’s not. Cassie especially will complain and try to cover her pad just to aggravate the boys. Regardless, it’s nice to have “Grandma time” with them and it will be a special memory for me even if they don’t remember when they are older.
(notice the sheet on the window behind instead of the blinds… gee wonder how those blinds were destroyed!)