Having our two-year-old granddaughter visit us here in the woods, and bring her Mommy and Daddy along too, has provided a glimpse of life’s simple pleasures. Yesterday Austyn Grace showed us the sheer abandon of playing at the playground, throwing rocks in the river, picking wild daisies for Mommy, playing with Zeus, the world’s most tolerant dog, and meeting our good friends, the Beans’ clan for dinner.
Today I watched three generations fish together; Austyn Grace bagged the only fish caught! She alone went swimming at New Germany State Park! The adults all found the water too cold! And around a campfire at Grandpa and Grandma’s house, Austyn Grace discovered fireflies and then tasted her first S’more. The book we read at bedtime was Eric Carle’s The Very Lonely Firefly.
I know there will come a day when Disney World will captivate our dear pixie girl, but for right now, this grandma is just leaning back and savoring life’s simple pleasures.