My grandson Dylan, update

Dylan with spiderman glasses

My grandson Dylan is into super heroes, especially Spiderman. Here he is in his spiderman sunglasses. Looks the part doesn’t he!

We haven’t seen him too much lately because he’s been going to Nursery. Don’t they grow up quickly!

ChildhoodChildhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.See it springing all around us –
Glad to know, and quick to learn;
Asking questions that confound us;
Teaching lessons in its turn.

Who loves not its joyous revel,
Leaping lightly on the lawn,
Up the knoll, along the level,
Free and graceful as a fawn?

Let it revel; it is nature
Giving to the little dears
Strength of limb, and healthful features,
For the toil of coming years.

He who checks a child with terror,
Stops its play, and stills its song,
Not alone commits an error,
But a great and moral wrong.

Give it play, and never fear it –
Active life is no defect;
Never, never break its spirit –
Curb it only to direct.

Would you dam the flowing river,
Thinking it would cease to flow?
Onward it must go forever –
Better teach it where to go.

Childhood is a fountain welling,
Trace its channel in the sand,
And its currents, spreading, swelling,
Will revive the withered land.

Childhood is the vernal season;
Trim and train the tender shoot;
Love is to the coming reason,
As the blossom to the fruit.

Tender twigs are bent and folded –
Art to nature beauty lends;
Childhood easily is moulded;
Manhood breaks, but seldom bends.

David Bates

I hope this Wednesday brings you joy :)

 

Oma

7 thoughts on “My grandson Dylan, update

  1. He certainly shot up or it just we think time is passing us by too quickly! Do you go to any of the grandparents activities at all?
    How’s his baby brother ?

    • No Cathy. I don’t know of any grandparent’s activities to go to. It’s a sore point at the moment. You are asking about baby Sam? that’s Dylan’s cousin. He’s doing fine and will be smiling at us on here in a day or two :) I just looked at the penguins site in their coats. Aren’t they just adorable!

      • Oops I thought he was Dylan’s brother. Never mind they are both beautiful lads and a pleasure to you.

        Most kindergartens (kinders/kindys) here ( equivalent to your nurseries) have special days when Grandparents can go along and help out or watch special activities the little ones have prepared.

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