Friday, December 30, 2011

generational

Alexi’s father met up with us in Canada yesterday, and last night, the boys chose to sleep with him in his hotel room (all three of them in his king-sized bed!). When I went to check on them this morning, all three were sitting on his sofa, the room lit only by the dim morning light of winter coming in through the window. ‘Oh dear’, I thought to myself. ‘I should've come over sooner. They have nothing to do!’ Then I realized they were conversing quietly; actually, the boys were a rapt audience. My father-in-law was talking about the evolution of wolves and dogs. They were settled in together in a way that suggested they’d been that way for a while, and it didn’t look as if any of them were in a hurry to go anywhere, anytime soon.

6 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

That must have been a beautiful sight!
A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

Patricia said...

How lovely for your boys to have such a wonderful grandfather in their lives. What a blessing it is to have a loving, extended family. Happy New Year to you.

Samantha June said...

I've loved looking at your pictures over the last couple months and wanted to say happy new year. I hope this new year brings you what you need with a dash of what you want. Cheers.

Becky said...

I love these pictures of the boys in the woods. And I love getting a peep at their time with their grandpa.

Happy New Year to you! I look forward to keeping up with you every day of 2012.

KPiep said...

That's an absolutely lovely story. Makes me miss my own grandpa.

penelope said...

i love that. every kid should have that...