Amara woke yesterday with a cough and slight fever. Add to it the fact it was pouring rain. So Jenna, Amara’s Mommy, made the wise choice to keep her home and to not contaminate all of the other students. She was also hoping this would help to nip the cold early and not have it get worse. She is a wise Mommy!
Jenna called early in the afternoon and asked me if I would come over and take care of Amara for a little while so that she could go run errands including getting more cough medicine! It was one of those times when I needed to just forget the dirty dishes in the kitchen and go be Grandma! I knew those darned dishes would still be there when I got back. They were!
One of the little things that I do for Amara is I always keep frozen yogurts in my freezer, they are her favorite dessert. So I asked Jenna if I could bring one over and to be sure not to tell her I was bringing it. I love surprises. I knew that in the few short minutes it would take me to get over there the yogurt pop would stay plenty frozen! I went with yogurt in my purse and her Fairy Tale Book in my hands, her Mom did tell her I would be bringing that.
When I got there I told her there was a surprise in my purse and that she had to find it. She pulled it out and with the biggest blue eyes looked at her Mom and asked if she could have it. I was so pleased that she asked her Mom but then… she turns to me and still holding her yogurt, she put both arms around me, gave me a big hug and said “You’re the best Grandma Ever!”
My Grandma heart just melted!
We settled on the sofa, read fairy tales, played with her little fairies, made up stories about them and had a blast. It is the little moments that are just the best part of being a Grandma!
This morning as I was writing this Jenna called and I got to do it all over again!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.