Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Little Old Man

The simplest toy,

one which even they youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.

– Sam Levenson- 

summer 11

Most of you know there is nothing I love more than bragging about my grandkids.  They have brought more joy to me than I can even begin to describe. I am amazed at times at the ability they have to bring a smile to my face so quickly and many times they don’t have to do a thing to make it happen. 

fall 11

My oldest grandson started kindergarten this last year.  He was terribly excited about it.  His birthday was in late September and they were a bit concerned at first as to whether he would be old enough and/or mature enough to go.  At first they decided to wait till next year.  Yet at the advice of his pre-K teacher they enrolled him a bit later in the semester. 

 old man

Yesterday was his 100th day at school.  It is tradition for them to dress up as an “older” person on this day. Needless to say he ate it up.  He reminds me of my own little Benjamin Buttons.  The later picture is him imitating a grumpy old man chasing ornery young'uns off of his yard. 

 mean

From the day he was born this little man has brought nothing but smiles to me.  His nature is warm and his charisma even warmer.  I swear he could melt the north pole with his smile.  Yes, I know I am partial yet even if he was not my grandson, I think I would feel the same.  I think as I progress in life the one thing I will always be thankful for is the gift of grandkids and the youth they seem to give to me.  A magic elixir I think it is.  If only I could bottle it and put it to market.  But then all you grandparents out there know exactly what I am talking about and exactly where you can get some. 

 

Blessings

9 comments:

Aine said...

Oh my god - how cute!! He is the PERFECT old man! I like that custom of the "100th day"

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, how blessed you are! He's adorable.
Mary

Linda in New Mexico said...

lovely tribute to your sweet little old man. He's so cute.

Teresa said...

How adorable! Those pictures of him as an old man are wonderful.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

He is just too cute!!!! And definitely has lots of personality!!! His smile lights up the page (since that is where I am viewing it, otherwise it would definitely be the room). :)

Leigh said...

LOL, what a doll! You know, I never "got it" about being a grandparent until my own granddaughter was born last year. What a gift!

brandi said...

~ok...he may just be the sweetest little old man i have ever seen...but please oh please don't share that with my littles!!! i love the tradition the school has created...such fun for them! you are blessed for sure to have the presence of such in your life...and look how much he has grown!!! much love light and blessings~

Illustrated Ink said...

Ha, ha - he's perfect at imitating a grumpy old man! What a sweet post, I'm sure he loves his Grandmother dearly too!

Bogaman said...

Great pictures and quite a story. You have much to be happy for. X.