I had a lovely weekend with my grandaughter and middle grandson staying the night on Friday.
Next day we played in the very deep snow and had a lovely time and my husband and grandson threw snowballs at each other and then dug the car out of the drive together.
After lunch my grandaughter, aged 6, and I were alone in the house as all the family had gone to the football match. "Oh! I love it without the boys, " she said, "it is so peaceful!". All seven of us were to be together for tea.
I cooked and baked and she played happily for the whole afternoon with stuffed dog called "Pippin". She fed him, brushed him, trained him, went for a walk with him, and pretended to take his photograph. It then became his birthday and she made him an imaginary cake and presented him with this picture which she had "framed" with a separate piece of paper and covered in sellophane.
As part of her "let's pretend" she said to me, "I am taking Pippin to the park. Could you give me directions?"
"Yes!" I said "You turn left , go up the hill, turn right and go through the woods. " and for good measure I added what my mother always used to say to me, "And don't talk to any strange men!"
"Why not? " she asked innocently,
"Is it because they have smelly feet?"
and at this point the hungry hordes descended on us and our peace was shattered!
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