On this visit she rummaged in the toy stash until she found a headband fashioned after a witch’s chapeau. Several years ago if she caught a glimpse of that “spider ball” she is holding in the above photo, or any other spider-shaped toy, she would quickly retreat to another room.
Monday, June 11, 2012
One of the many delights that grand children bring is the chance to observe how each one is unique. A recent weekend visit to our home by our Louisiana tribe offered abundant, and entertaining, examples of the differences in four-year-old granddaughter Molly Kate’s approach to fun and the approach that her two-year-old brother Walker takes.
Grandson Walker’s favorite attire
Walker operates on a philosophy of “less is best” when it comes to clothing. Molly Kate loves clothes and playing dress up.
Molly Kate models her witchy fashion.
She surprised me on this visit. Not only did she ham it up with the spider ball, but she also used two spider bracelets as earrings.
Accessorizing with spiders
While Walker ran, jumped, skipped and hopped nonstop, Molly Kate systematically arranged Fisher Price little people and created her original chronicle of their interactions. At one point Molly Kate, Baboo and son Jeremy assembled various renditions of a marble maze. Both siblings became engrossed in repeatedly sending a marble on its way though the plastic tubes and obstacles.
Molly Kate’s technique involved precision with occasional adjustments to her witch’s hat.
Walker’s technique was an energetic toss of the marble from farther away. His aim was surprisingly accurate.
As a wonderful Saturday wound down, Mom and Dad loaded little ones up, Molly Kate settling quietly into her car seat, Walker protesting vigorously about being confined to one spot. Off they drove with Nana and Baboo waving, and Nana a little teary.
The next day oldest son Walt and daughter-in-law Sarah topped off our weekend with anecdotes of summer fun they were having with our Georgia grands. My cup runneth over.