Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Slice of Life: Tiny Pleasures

My daughter went to Utah to hold babies and help out after Will's brother and wife had twins in November. 

Everything was arranged for Will to watch the boys, but when Jack spiked a fever, I offered to take Ollie for the day to make things a bit easier for Will. And then I took Jack on Tuesday because a low grade fever the day before kept him from returning to school. And then it was only right that Robby would have a day with Grandma on Wednesday. It was so fun to have them visit one at a time!

Robby arrived with a Lunchable (a rare treat in their family, maybe purchased because Mom was out of town). When we started lunch and tore open the package, he went right for the sweet treat. (I try to honor my daughter's wisdom that nothing has to be eaten in a particular order.) As we were discussing the treat and he was chasing the small pellets around the table, he wanted to know why it had a particular name. We queried Siri who replied,  "Some say that _______ were named after a reference in the Dr. Seuss Book, If I Ran the Zoo, where a ______ is mentioned as one of the creatures the narrator would collect for his zoo." Have you figured it out yet? 

I picked up the small box and searched to see if there was any interesting information on the package. I told Robby they were strawberry flavored to which he replied, "That must be why they are so tasty." 

The sweet treat he was enjoying? A snack size package of Nerds. Apparently you don't get two flavors in the small boxes.

I'm still savoring the delight of having my grandsons visit one at a time. Every day with my grands is a grand day for learning and thinking and talking and listening! 

Here's to tiny pleasures that sweeten our days!


  1. I love this learning w/ the grandchild. That will be a treasured memory. I wonder what ChatGPT would have to say.

  2. You are a wise grandmother who is making wonderful memories. I did baths and bedtimes with some of my grandchildren last night and am still smiling about The Polar Express and If I Ran the Zoo which were part of last night's cuddles and readings.

  3. What a delightful slice. Grandkids and treats and a connection to a book.

  4. Such a "sweet" slice! I am sure they will treasure these times, too.

  5. A memory Slice to share with Robby as the years progress. I could picture the scene so well, thanks to your description. Days with grands seem grand indeed!