Monday, February 01, 2010

My Grandchildren - The Duracell Bunnies

Get up and go!

My son, Boy H (17 mths) and Girl A (4 3/4 yrs) have been and gone back to Sweden. In just one magic moment our house was turned into a playground, an obstacle course and a food outlet.

The newly bought bucket of LEGO (4 yrs+) was very popular, the two carpeted flights of stairs proved to be perfect training for Boy H and both ate with a good and healthy appetite. My machine-baked bread disappeared at a good rate.


I wonder where they get their energy from? Some preferred to use up some more of it while others were charging up with power naps. After a picnic snack it was back to base and more fun.


A household with children never stands still, as all parents know. It's one thing after another. You just manage to empty the dishwasher in time to put in the next lot. And before you know it, it is time to eat again. Exhausting!

But just to see two smiling faces coming down the stairs in the morning to see if "the old people" on the sofa bed are awake, makes it all worth while, kick-starting you and getting you into gear. A new day awaits, full of fun and exciting stuff.



oreneta said...

My kids used to go and wake their grandparents up when we were together. They got a pretty warm welcome. Cuteness goes a long way!

Lynda said...

Sounds like they kept you on your toes. One of my favourite parts of the day is to check on Miss 8 about 15 minutes after she has gone to bed. Despite her protests that she is not tired... she will be out cold... you could hang her by her big toe out of the window and she would not wake. 100% full power from morning til night. Then pure recharge. gorgeous.

Protege said...

Very cute kids! My parents too enjoy when they visit my sister and my nephew and nieces. And yes, children seem to have an eternal source of energy.;)

Veronica said...

Who could resist them? Such cute little bunnies too.
And who could resist home baked bread in such cold weather ... Yum!

Rositta said...

Grandchildren are wonderful and your right, they are like the energizer bunny, at least when their young. I just said goodbye to my youngest grandson (19) who was here for a couple of days from Alberta, and all he did was snooze. How times change...

swenglishexpat said...

Oreneta - They are very cute, but only if they don't wake you up too early!

Lynda - There is nothing like listening to the soft breathing of a sleeping child. Aaaah...

Protege - That energy must be life itself somehow. And they are full of it!

Veronica - Boy H's own version of the word for sandwich was an important one in his limited vocabulary!

Rositta - I'll have to wait another 15 years to see if these ones turn out as well as your grandson. Not only do they grow when asleep, but also process different kinds of information at different times during sleep according to recent research, so they actually need a lot of sleep to get good grades, but I suppose there must be a limit! ;-)

LadyFi said...

I know just what you mean... my two batteries get up at 5 am and go on full power all day long!

Such gorgeous small faces on the little ones.

swenglishexpat said...

One of those smiles keeps the adult going as well!