Grandma and Pops went with our grand daughter to the zoo! We just love it. Today was a bit on the chilly side, so the animals were really frisky and outside. Also there were no crowds -- so just perfect. These are one of the best times to be a grandparent. I remember enjoying the zoo with my children, but also I remember that my mind was busy thinking about ALL the work I had to do, places to be, lists growing longer with each moment. As a grandparent I can be present with this little one and just soak up the moment.
The gorilla was right by the glass and to see this 2 year old just a glass thickness away saying whoa! precious
Taking the time to watch the hippo submerge then pop up, then do it again and hear giggles is just precious.
Going around and around on the carousel, having a 2 year old smile like she owns the world- you got it precious. The zoo is a marvelous place and to see it through the eyes of a child is a great experience.
Now it is nap time, and I can attend to those lists. See the lists don't totally go away, just the urgency to do something about them does.