Monday, July 20, 2015
Scene 1: Worcester Nanny is reading Granddaughter a story. Granddaughter is very interested in stories. She is wearing an indoor sunhat and happily sucking her fingers. She likes hats. Grandson is dressed in his mother's childhood nurse's outfit, made by his great-granny, who died in 1991. Meanwhile, I give Grandson a packet containing some birthday chocolate road signs from Auntie Daughter 2. This is foolish of me, since it's nearly lunch time. He is delighted.
Scene 2: Granddaughter, who is not daft, notices the chocolate road signs. She is very very interested in chocolate. Grandson, with permission from his mummy, takes a small bite of one of them. Granddaughter indicates her urgent desire for chocolate. Someone says, "Oh, give her a nibble." He hands over the entire road sign for her to take a bite. This shows his trusting nature but is not a wise thing to do.
Scene 3: She stuffs the entire road sign in her mouth. He is indignant. Someone says, "Never mind, you have another one." He selects this.
They weren't very hungry for their lunch. Oops. Still, our lessons in sharing have obviously worked, though he may be re-evaluating them in light of this experience.