Friday, October 1, 2010


We were both in agreement that we were going outside.  The debate was over who got to put on his shoes!  I thought it was reasonable to assume, that I would get the job.  After all, I did have the experience and referrals from my own three children, and I continue to do it for myself.  Jude's argument, which I picked up through his body language and sound effects, was strong, persistent and logical.  They truly were his feet, and his shoes !  His efforts were to be commended.  He was pretty darn patient, while letting me point out matching foot and shoe, and he knew to aim for the hole.  Fortunately, there were no laces to contend with!  I wish I could say that Jude miraculously slipped his shoes on, and we were off and running, but it didn't quite happen that way.  Before his frustration continued to build, I was able to distract him by breaking into the first stanza of "Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed," and whisked him away and down the stairs, with his shoes out-of-sight, and under my armpits. Once outside I slipped those suckers on his little feet while he was busy honking the horn on his car stroller.
Looks like he's pretty close to reaching another milestone stop, SOCKS!
Best regards,
P.S. What milestones will you share in the lives of your kids and/or grandkids?
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  1. This year was another milestone for me: my first grandchild in college! I'm looking forward to weddings in a few years and then great-grandchildren!

  2. Congratulations! May the excitement of family continue...
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Thanks, Eileen. BTW I just mentioned you in my site on Facebook--About Grandparenting.

  4. Susan, I appreciate that. I've also talked "About Grandparenting" on my facebook page! Love your site!