Just heard another small plane go over the rooftop of my house. They are flying today for sure just because I am not at the airport sitting in my vehicle with my grandson waiting and watching for one to take off and/or land on the small runway, located on a hill of our town. We stopped to pick up a pair of sunglasses, as yesterday's endeavour was hampered by the rays of the sun, of course, in his eyes.
There is nothing that he likes better than seeing and playing with a variety of airplanes and jets which have been added to his growing collection. Since last week, while his day care provider was on vacation, I have taken him to the airport not once, but twice. It looked like a ghost town. If you live in the big city, this would come as a surprise to you that nothing, I mean nothing was going on. The windsock was blowing to beat the band and it was cold and overcast yesterday. At least the previous day it was sunny. Wind of course is dangerous to a small aircraft and due to the fact that the restaurant was closed, it certainly was not an inviting atmosphere. Perhaps, we will have more luck in a few weeks as the Spring approaches.
Still, at four, he found it to be a fun place to visit, singling out the "orange one" as his favorite. Usually, on the small winding road going down hill, we pass by a small fenced-in area that contains a few animals, but they were not even out yesterday.
City children have available much more! In this area you simply have to make your own fun. Nate has learned to entertain himself very nicely on his computer, by watching DVDs and by playing with the many toys he has accumulated over the years. He never seems to be bored but then, hes at an age where most everything is still pretty new to him and he is still learning.
He is a whiz with the computer and other sophisticated and technical items, sometimes more than I am. Yes, it is nice to know how to be technically savvy, now if he can just learn to put on his own socks. He's got the rest down, except for putting things on backwards, inside out or on the wrong feet. And, as we all know it, patience is required as everything comes in good time.
There was one occasion for a time out, rare for Nate at grandma's house which was followed by having a conversation like adults do, sitting on the couch in the living room, where he related that he was mad at grandma because I bought the small container of chocolate milk and not the large one. (Translation--He didn't get his way again). I hate that too! He didn't complain about the toys that were bought at the dollars store, though. After the conversation, we were friends again. I think he was a little tired. So was grandma. Waiting around can be tiring for anyone. He took a little nap. A good thing to do on a cold winter's day.
Maybe there was a little disappoint in there somewhere, as he wanted to go to breakfast at the airport like he remembered doing so many other times we visited there. Winter its been fun, but I can't wait for Spring to come!
5 weeks ago