She learns how to handle disappointment if she sees how I deal with it...She will learn how to be kind if she sees me actually doing it...
AND I want her to learn that her life will be better if she is flexible and SPONTANEOUS.
Think about it. There can't be any disappointment with spur-of-the-moment activities. If it works, great If it doesn't, oh, well.... Whereas, if you plan every detail of an event for weeks or months -- somebody gets sick, or the weather doesn't cooperate -- and all your effort is for naught.
Recently, she was in a snit about something -- and was sent to her room. After a very short time, she said, "I am coming out now, Grandma -- because I decided to get over myself."
A couple of weeks ago, Lilly spent a Monday night at my house. Which meant she would be coming to Tuesday breakfast with me and my crew. We hadn't planned this adventure in advance -- but she was very excited to be included.
|We got there first, and Lilly picked out the table we'd sit at...|
|Lillian used my camera to take a picture of her favorite pen pal -- Sandy!|
|Then she took this picture -- see the UNO and LCR games? THANKS, SANDY...|
|After our usual catch-up visit, and some UNO, Sandy created a craft activity for Lilly...|
|Finger painting with M&M's...!!|
|My favorite picture from that day. Sandy, Lillian and Linda.|