Saturday, 16 March 2013

Keeping in Touch

A lovely afternoon out with Squiffany.  The Sage joined us for lunch, then left us to go shopping, but we couldn't find anything in Beccles so decided to go over to Norwich.  On the way, we talked about what she might like, but she couldn't really think of anything.  She's the most undemanding child.  She did mention hair clips.  So, knowing she's saving up for an iPod, I suggested a visit to the Apple Store.  So polite is she that she offered me a contribution of the £30 she has saved already, but I said she should keep it for apps and music.

So she now owns a lovely blue iPod Touch, which looks set to be popular with the whole family.  Luckily, I had a bagful of odds and ends squirrelled away and could give Pugsley a book of cut-out-and-fold paper aeroplanes, which lessened a rather inevitable twinge of jealousy.  I think I've just upped the ante in the grandchild present-giving stakes.

And I have no qualms about doing so, either.  I wasn't fortunate enough to have indulgent grandparents, though I had one very loving grandfather, and I didn't have any relations at all outside the immediate family.  Having grandchildren and family living close by is something that gives me great joy and I'm so lucky.    

And it gave me an excuse to spend time in the Apple Store, which is always a pleasure.


8 comments:

dinahmow said...

I'd love a paper aeroplane book! Would you consider adopting me?

Z said...

Absolutely, Di!

janerowena said...

I bought one for my son and liked it so much that I got one for me! (A paper aeroplane book, that is) Squiffany is a very lucky girl, but I'm sure she knows that.

allotmentqueen said...

So she now has an iPod Touch which cost how much?

Rog said...

We used to have cut out cardboard books that glued up into a house or castle. It gave us the bonus of sniffing proper glue.

Mike and Ann said...

So did I Rog. But mine had tabs and slots, so as (a) to avoid the extra expense of glue, and (b) so that they could be taken apart, then reassembled when I next needed a farmhouse or fort, another day.

Roses said...

I'm still available for adoption!

You are an awesome Grandmother!

savannah said...

i am so glad to know i'm not alone in being an indulgent grandmother!! xoxoxo