Thanksgiving Afternoon

We spent the afternoon with our daughter Trica and her family at her in laws home in nearby Park Rapids. Our son in law is the baby in a family of eight. Most all of them were there. It was a full house, so two more added to the mix didn’t make much difference. Madison

I did enjoy my time visiting with Granddaughter Madison, we talked about school and hockey. She got a chance to talk to me one on one. She is struggling with her Math, thought she knew the material, but totally blew a test. She still wants a horse, and a puppy. Both ideas I tried to gently put to rest, you live in town and horses aren’t allowed and the best time to get a puppy is right after school is out for the summer. She talked all about the books she is reading. When she was barred from the adult table because she wanted to sit next to me, I just told her we would sit together on the floor by the fireplace and eat our dinner. So we did. After dinner, we played a game called Phase Ten with Granddaughter Paige and one of their other cousins, Matthew who is also 10. I tried to find the rules of the game. Those kids made up rules right and left. Funny how you can have such a good time with three nine and ten year old kids.

                                         Madison, Gizmo and Matthew
I pods, phones and hand held games seemed to be the order of the day, as all of the children had them. Even the adults were checking their pagers and phones. The teenagers had multiple devices. No one was really communicating (as in talking to each other) …I found it strange..I would have made a pretty little basket and checked all electronic devices at the door. That may have sparked some lively conversation:)

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4 Responses to Thanksgiving Afternoon

  1. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    I am happy to hear you got to spend some one-to-one time with your grandaughter; kids need as many caring, listening adults as they can get. It is sad that electronic messaging has taken over, though; I guess we all use it at times (i.e. our blogs). I was also in a houseful of teens yesterday and the electronics were ever present, though not quite as much as the past. Perhaps the novelty is starting to wear thin?

  2. buffgal says:

    Nice pictures of grandkids (up close) I agree with Abra—-kids are too electronically dependent and communicate by cellphones and texting…almost a repeat from when TV cam on the scene and suddenly everyone stopped talking to each other and staring at the Big EYE in the living room or den. Glad you initiated one on one conversation with your dear grandkids. The pets(pictures) are pretty cool too! We had a great day with our kids and grandkids (5 of them )
    Now I am going to lunch on some sweet potatoes, dressing and Glorified Rice (food of the Norski gods)

  3. PrairieWoman says:

    Sounds like you had a good time despite the electronic interference. It’s nice to spend time with the grandkids. Madison sounds like a great kid to hang with, even on a pajama day.

  4. remrafdn says:

    The guy who invented the cell phone should fry in hell for all eternity along with Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guy who invented the Electrolux vacuum cleaner.