We were blessed to have our sweet granddaughter come and spend a few days this week and we managed to find lot of things with which to occupy our time. We had so many things we wanted to do that we decided some would have to wait until the next visit.
Spouse and I love playing Mahjong and have included the grandkiddos in the game from the time each was about 5 or 6. They always wanted to be involved when we adults played so we allowed them to first "help" us when our turns came 'round. Soon they were choosing tiles to save and/or discard. At first they didn't know their bamboos from their characters but they were quick studies. This week Granddaughter asked if we could play Mahjong so we had a two day marathon session. What fun! I don't know many young people who even understand what the game is, let alone know how to play it.
We not only played Mahjong, but also baked, played with the resident cats and dog, and did a little shopping. Granddaughter is a joy to have here and we always look forward to her school breaks so she can come and stay awhile. She sleeps in what was once her mom's bedroom, plays with the dollhouse Granddad made for her mom, and sews at the same machine on which her mom learned. I placed a small primitive Christmas tree in her room and added lights and handmade ornaments. She loved having it lit as she drifted off to sleep. Such sweet memories are invoked by tucking Granddaughter into her safe, snug bed at night.