This a continuation of yesterday’s blog about volunteering for grandkid duty at our daughter’s house. I remember as a kid when there were four of us still at home and how Mama was continually running someone to some lesson, sports practice, band or theatre rehearsal, or other school event.

I had two children and school was a mile away. Not too bad in comparison.

It’s amazing to watch grandkids as their talents and interests emerge. And to get the chance to talk one-on-one about their hopes and dreams—that’s priceless. Something that just does not happen in a larger group. Recently, I heard my daughter’s number 2 son string together more words than I’d heard him put together for quite a long time. The competition for being heard is sometimes overlooked by adults.