Monday, February 23, 2009

Invasion of the cookie snatchers!

It was strange having two of the grandkids here together after several months of taking them one at a time. The younger sister and brother who used to be inseperable are growing apart it seems and much less understanding/forgiving/accepting of each other!

I've been very glad we saved the SuperNES and the original Nintendo machines, as when sharing the games they usually play together becomes impossible, one of them can usually be tempted by playing a game that Daddy had when he was their age, lol!

If only to say "wow, that's awful"! (The "Intellivision" actually gets that more often than the SuperNES.)

It got warm enough they played outside some yesterday afternoon and helped Grandma cleaning up the yard while I puttered at other things. After some fresh air they seemed to get along a bit better, plus by then it was dinner time and time for her to go home as she had school today.

The youngest is still here, as his Dad was off again today and they had one last day together to celebrate their 10th anniversary. So far it's a been a day of "Boomer" and drawing and playing with stencils...very quiet by comparison.

Time to fix him a glass of Quik for dessert!

May the week be kind to each of you!



Green tea said...

Sounds like some good bonding time Alan...

Calamity Jen said...

You are very good at the art of child distraction. Comes in very handy!

JLee said...

How fun! I remember my friend and I used to play that Nintendo pocket football game and thought it was the coolest thing ever. lol

beckyboop said...

Grandchildren are great. (In my case, great nieces and nephews.) I think it is a wonderful idea to take the kids one at a time. Otherwise, they will wear you out. You still have a great time. It just takes a while to recover. Heehee.

Ange said...

All sounds really familiar. Right down to the Quik!
I bet the kids love coming over.
And Jack seems to like the older games as much as the newer ones.
I wonder if this is going to replace the male car fetish gene!

I hope the rest of the week's been good to you.

zilla said...

How are you holding up? Did the crumb-gobbers save you a cookie? ;-)

Connie in FL said...

Can I come to your house?!
Great memories are made of those times together... one on one. Enjoy!