We spent much of the weekend minding the grands whilst Mom and Dad booted for the hills. And we had a great time with them. They were well behaved, and we enjoyed one anothers company. Particularly for me, it seemed appropriate for Fathers Day weekend.
There were trips to parks, a picnic lunch, another lunch at the chip truck, an evening watching The Incredibles DVD and I don't know what all.
One thing that really was wonderful was seeing Danica devour a book. Just finishing grade one now, she has always been a precocious reader but hadn't really gotten into reading fiction. While she might peruse the dictionary or Wikipedia, we were all anxious to see her enjoying fun reading.
Just lately she was introduced to the Nancy Clancy series, and Mom left us with the third book of the series to give to her at the appropriate time. That turned out to be late Saturday afternoon, and she soon headed to the front verandah to enjoy herself.
It was cold day for June, so she bundled herself up and dug right in.
She finished the book in bed later that night, after normal lights-out time I might add. The book was a good length for such a young reader — long enough to be a real book but short enough to keep it from being daunting.
When Mom came home late Sunday afternoon, she presented Danica with book four of the series. Danica found herself a quiet corner on this much warmer day and managed to read a chapter before supper.
I don't know what she'll do when book four is done because that's all there is to the series right now. Hopefully, now that she has discovered how pleasurable reading is, she will be motivated to find other authors.
Needless to say, we are all thrilled with this development