By Karen Best Wright, www.RaisingYourGrandchildren.com
I love seeing the diversity in our children. When I was a little girl, I loved to play house, play with my dolls, roam through the woods, and climb in the hay stack. As I grew up, I learned to sew, bake, prepare nutritious meals, read Jane Austin novels, and have babies. (I loved having babies).
As I matured a bit, I learned to refinish an antique cabinet, properly hang drapes, grow a garden, train a dog, and use a drill. I have learned many other things too, but this will do for now. This weekend two of my granddaughters that I raised for several years have spent the weekend with me. What a wonderful time we have had. My other daughter and her 2 little girls also visited. We had a double birthday party for two of the girls.
What did we do? Well first we made some really pretty jewelry with beads and trinkets, such a girly thing to do. Then the two 8 year olds got out their tool kits that I had given them for their birthdays and went to work with wood and nails. They ended up coloring the pieces of wood because Nana had not gotten them the proper type of nails. The girls had such a marvelous time. Between making pretty necklaces and bracelets, playing with my dog, working with a real hammer and pliers, and playing Boggle (a word game), we had a very well-balanced time. I like to see that they like pretty feminine things, but I also like that they are learning to be practical and intelligent.
So what are little girls made of? Hopefully all knids of wonderful things.
Karen Wright, B.S. Health and Wellness Consultant
A grandmother in love with her grandchildren