Grandma’s a good sport. She got a lesson in “Grandma 101” (as my sister Charis put it) from Silas during her visit with us. Silas was just being his usual precocious self, but it was at Grandma’s expense!
After helping Silas get cleaned up in the bathroom, Grandma put his dirty underwear in the “whites” laundry bag. When Silas went to check up on Grandma’s laundry-sorting abilities, he was appalled that she had not put his underwear in the “colors” bag. Aunt Charis heard him announcing, “Grandma put my underwear in the white section, not the color section. That’s the wrong section!”
One day Aunt Ruth Anna was giving the boys a bath. She bathed Cooper and took him to his room to dress him. Meanwhile, Grandma thought she would help out by washing Silas’s hair. When Aunt Ruth Anna came back to the tub, she asked Silas if Grandma had washed his body yet. Silas explained that Grandma had washed only his hair. He told her, “Grandma’s not very good at this.”
Another bathroom incident occurred when Grandma thought Silas needed to wash his hands a little better, so she had him get a second pump of soap and re-wash his hands. That sent Silas into a tailspin since he’s been told to use only one pump of soap. He was so upset that “Grandma wasted water.” Clearly we need to work on Silas being a little more flexible!
At least by the end of the week, Grandma did receive a compliment from Silas, but it was a long time in coming!
My mom—who claims to have no creativity—is the best at imaginative play with Silas. He adored playing make-believe with her. In this picture they are “watching” a movie they “checked out” from the library. Cooper was even wanting to join the fun and loved being tickled and kissed with zerberts from Grandma.