Every year, for one week, Rick and I are blessed to have two of our five grandchildren stay with us and attend Vacation Bible Study. This year, we borrowed another grandchild to stay as well. We would have borrowed two, but the other was already scheduled to go to Mt. Gilead (camp) for the week. So we only had her for the first day and the last night and day.
The children are now at the age when they entertain themselves. Our task is to make sure “entertainment” doesn’t include dangerous feats of adventure. We’ve been regaled with stories from our grown children of what they did when we weren’t watching closely, and it has given us cold chills – much to their delight. I strive for “controlled chaos”.
Vacation Bible School took up the morning. Afternoons were the challenge. My plan: take the grandchildren where Granny wants to go.
The first day, I bought deli sandwiches, fruit and water for...