Wednesday night Grampy and I were sitting in the office when Amara invited Grampy to a Google Hangout (video chat). “Grampy, will you teach me how to tie a tie?” One of the teachers started doing Tie Thursday for his 3rd grade class and the school has gone wild – lots of the students wanted to do it, including Amara! Starting this week, they could. They didn’t have to, it wasn’t required but they could.
When the 3rd grade class first started doing it Amara wanted to go out immediately and buy herself some ties, something she has always loved doing for Grampy. When word came down that any class could wear them Amara and Jenna immediately went out and got two. Amara picked them out herself. Now all they needed was for Grampy to teach her how to tie it. Grampy was more than willing and immediately went and grabbed a tie so that he could demonstrate. Grampy was so patient and Amara was such a good learner. I just love the relationship between these two. Me, I just had fun sitting there watching both of them and grinning.
It took a few tries but the first time she actually got it tied, she exploded out of her office chair and ran to show Jenna yelling, “I did it”! She came back grinning from ear to ear and wanted to try again. She did it a few times to make sure she had it down. She did!
Afterwards she says “Thank you for teaching me to tie a tie Grampy” and my heard melted — his, too!
I sent Jenna a text later asking her to take a picture of Amara in her tie. She texted back, “Amara is currently practicing her trumpet. God Help Me!”
I went over this morning and got a picture!