Friday, May 29, 2015
The Miracle Gift
There is something so fun about a grandpa's birthday, especially because he lets the children open his gifts and blow out his candles. A grandpa is normally not keenly interested in his own birthdays (and would, actually, let them pass forgotten). But when there are children about, and gifts, he would much rather all the fun to go to them.
You can see it here, the cards and the packages, and the magnetic effect they have on the kiddies (and the dog, ever watchful for a bit of stray gift wrap). The cake was also magnetic and was demolished within mere moments. A smash hit all around.
We've come a long way since the days when (before children) there wasn't really a lot of understanding about things like - drool, and other items that surround babies. Once we started having them, though, none of that mattered. They mattered. Inconvenience and disruption all became part of the stuff of Life, and we forgot all about how easy things had been before.
If having children was a privilege and a delight, the next step, their children, is what I would call enchanting. The gift that keeps on giving. Inconvenience and disruption all over again but by now, it's all part of the show.
During our college years in the 1970s, we were told that within 20 years all of humanity would be standing shoulder to shoulder on every land mass in the world because "people were having too many babies." What was actually a miracle, they saw as a hazard.
Thank heavens our young people have sense enough to ignore nonsense when they hear it.
See you along the way!