Stella, left, and Charlie take a ride
In an equine mode, Husband Walter, my favorite grandpa, provides horsey rides that come with sudden dismounts and tickling attacks that elicit shrieks of feigned terror from the Georgia granddaughters’. Then the catapulted riders ask for repeats.
But repeats may one day be only through memories as the granddaughters grow bigger and older. Baboo initiated horsey rides when Luke, our oldest grand, was a toddler. Luke is now 11. Eventually three younger siblings joined the family, and for a while all four could perch on Baboo’s back for a ride.
Baboo now handles the two youngest Georgia grands only, granddaughters Charlie, 8, and Stella, 5, but their fun-filled rides are becoming shorter and fewer these days.
When Baboo puts the girls’ “horsey” out to pasture, who will miss the rides more, Charlie and Stella or their doting grandfather?
Tickle time for unseated riders