I saw a post that stated ” GRAND PARENTS REMAIN YOUNG ” while watching their grand kids ! Boy – that was right on !
As most of you know – Sherry and I – pick up the twins from school -bring them home until their father picks up the youngest ( only boy grandchild) and then stops to pick up the twins !
Tammy opened her store almost one year ago – Kids consignment store – which is open every day except Monday 10 am. – 5 pm.
So – they needed help and we stepped in along with Marcus’s parents Jennie and Gehard. Since Bode’s preschool is close to them – they pick him up at 1:00 pm. and then Marcus goes after work to pick him up.
Now I must say – I really enjoy my little trip to the school – a little over one mile away. “PAPA – BE FIRST IN LINE ” is what they tell me. Well – even though I am in line one hour before they get out – most times I am second !!! That person must get there after breakfast !But – I use that time to listen and read !
Listening to my favorite radio station – not classic rock or country or rap or whatever else is out there – but ” SPORTS RADIO” 106.7 The Fan! I enjoy kicking back – using a couple wadded up blankets – for a pillow – and just spacing out listening to the talk show. This relaxes me and yes sometime I catch a quick 10 minute power nap ! When I was working – I used my lunch – one hour – every day to do the same thing ! Habits are hard to break !
But – I also listen to these two little girls – talking – conversing and sometimes a argument breaks out ! Now at that time I either look back and tell them to stop or I turn up the radio so loud – that they become silent ! LOL But I find they actually talk so much like adults – on their own daily lives.
Being with them makes me feel young at heart – relating to them – and oh my goodness – the questions are endless – and” WHY” is always asked.
But – then it gets adult like with the answer ” OF COURSE ” or ” ACTUALLY ” or “PAPA” ! I love that – and it makes you think when you answer the “WHY” !
” WHY ARE YOU NUMBER TWO AND NOT NUMBER ONE ” ? I get that one almost every week ! But – how can you argue the fact that life is about staying young even though it might only be a frame of mind !
Turn back time – can’t – capture thoughts words and deeds in pictures – you can – but staying young is a art that we all try to master.
Mine is a matter of mind over physical – thinking – acting and doing! I may not be number one in line but I think I try harder at being number two – after all – “PAPA – WHY AREN’T YOU NUMBER ONE ” keeps me on my toes each week to give a answer and that my friends keeps me young !
When ever we go anyplace – I most likely will be the driver ! And if you know how I feel – I do not like to drive – I like to look – I am a gawker !
I ALSO GET LOST – I THINK I AM GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
But – my wife – Sherry – will say – no – you turn left not right !
Rule number one when you golf with me – always take a picture at the start that way when you know the beginning of the course – after you make a wrong turn – been there – done that !!!!!
When we go on a long or short trip – I always put the address in the GPS or Sherry uses her phone because she says – ” The GPS in the car is weird ” You can’t trust it !!!! Now – I just look and think – “WHY DO WE HAVE IT ” ?
On the golf course – that is me – I have gotten lost – when you play a new course – you follow the signs – hoping no one has changed them ! But even then – I have done it – wrong turn – in Oahu – from tee to tee – was a journey through the mountains – and jungle – and rain forest – I got lost !
Made wrong turn and had to double back ! The girls didn’t and wondered where we had gotten off to !
The twins – they love my computer and You Tube – now I am not a “TECH” sort of guy – my wife says it is “ME” when things go wrong – she is absolutely right if I am driving – but the computer – that thing has a mind of it’s own !
I swear – I just look at it and something happens – maybe that is why she tells me she doesn’t want me within TEN FEET of HER computer !!
I know – there is no such thing – there is no BIGFOOT – but strange things do happen to me – like the phone rings and when I answer – I had been thinking of them!
Or the time – in the parking lot of work – early morning – stars still out – I looked up and saw a cluster of individual lights moving across the sky in formation – moving back and forth as they passed above me – like 7 or 8 satellite’s flying over head !
YES – I SAW THAT !
When I drive and she is not paying attention – a voice comes from the car – rather annoying –
but it is because I made a wrong turn – I missed the turn – I was too late to turn – and I have NO SENSE OF DIRECTION !
That is me – ” RECALCULATING ”
I know just how MOSES felt while being lost in the desert for forty years – that is WHY I drive and she gives directions –
but I STILL MAINTAIN –
I BELIEVE IN BIGFOOT –
I HAVE SEEN UFO’S AND IT WAS THAT DAMM COMPUTER !!!!