Monday, November 10, 2008

The "Eyes" Have It - Post 106



I'm babysitting my 4 year old granddaughter for the next few days, while her Mom and Dad take a short vacation. She and I have a wonderful time together but, as I am 70 years older than she, most of my energy reserves are taken up just being around her. I'd like to say "she keeps me young," but I fear that she just makes me feel every day of my age, at least physically.

I know I have a challenge ahead of me just trying to keep up with her ever-growing number of imaginary friends. Heaven forbid that I should happen to sit down on one of them!

It should be an interesting week!

More, later.

22 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Kids are wonderful at that age...but a challenge to keep up with! Enjoy your time with her!

Moannie said...

Have a great time with your lively four yearold. She will delight you with her mind as much as exhaust you with her energy. You are making memories together.

rhymeswithplague said...

If that photo is your granddaughter, I know you must be one proud grandma!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

rhymeswithplague: yes, indeedy, that is she! Her entire person is as beautiful as her eyes! And, yes, I am one proud grandma. She was an 'unexpected' baby, her siblings being 16,13 and 11 at the time she was born, her mother 42 and father 49. She is the light of their lives, and mine!

richies said...

I love the photo. The hardest part might be keeping up mentally, not physically. I have a hard time keeping up with the thoughts of my three year old granddaughter.

An Arkie's Musings

Reader Wil said...

How wonderful are those young and innocent eyes! Have a great time together! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

Rose said...

Have fun with your granddaughter....we are expecting our first grandchild in February. I am only 53, but still wondering how well I will do at babysitting.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

She has beautiful eyes.

cottonpicker said...

I totally understand your plight. I go to bed feeling way past my years....but oh the memories being made!!

Ranch wife said...

What fun! Enjoy that little girl.

~M~

afeatheradrift said...

What a lovely little one! Enjoy Pat and remember,these days are ones she will remember all her life.

Dr.John said...

Good Luck. When my grandkids come for a day I am worn out. A whole week . Wow!

Gretchen said...

She has such wonderful eyes. Very beautiful.

Hope you have a great week with her.

Louise said...

Heaven forbid! That made me laugh.

She is beautiful, and I wish you well. Maybe you can teach her about your lifestyle instead of trying to fit into hers. It would be exhausting. (I have a 4-year-old.)

Hilary said...

Aww what a cutie. But yes, that age is a challenge. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Have you set her up with stamps yet? :)

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Oh, I know what you mean. Our 8 year old and her Mother are living with us right now. So I am the one taking her to and from school in the mornings and afternoons. BUT the school levy passed, so busing should start up again. Hopefully she can catch the bus right down here at our corner. We'll see. But now I am up and dressed so I can have her to school by 8:45. Before there were times if I didn't feel like getting dressed until after lunch, it was no big deal. LOL

I think just watching all the energy they use makes us tired. Our one daughter that just turned 46 said, it's a shame that energy is wasted on a child that doesn't really know how to use it, Shame it can't be bottled so we can use it when we get older. Amen to that.

Have a fun week.

Jeannelle said...

Oh, Pat....what fun for you both! Enjoy these special days together. The close-up eyes photo is very....eye-catching!!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh wow, lucky you! She is beautiful and I 've heard it said that the more imaginary friends they have, the more interesting they are...I'm sure that is a true statement in her case...have fun!
Sandi

mirage2g said...

I've learned about your age today...=D it never thought about it like that! You know, I might be 46 years younger but having 3 kids around...ah its tiresome and fun...=) Enjoy!

Karin said...

Fabulous photo of what I am certain is a precious, beautiful child! I hope your week together was filled with fun filled moments you will both treasure for a lifetime. I imagine that you are pooped - you may need a vacation now, but I know every minute was worth it!

Gallicissa said...

Beautiful crop of her eyes.
I hope you two had a great week together. She is lucky to have a granny like you.

Tash said...

Your granddaughter's eyes are so beautiful. Well done on photographing them.