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My girly piece for this weekend

“A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. ” ~Author Unknown

What a great weekend I had with my grandchildren!  We got off our “art class schedule” when their mom had to have gallbladder surgery, though they asked often when we were going to do our art again.  Mom returned to work on Friday, so we had a full weekend together.  We pulled out our supplies on Friday night, wrapped the table in our ugly vinyl tablecloth and dabbled a bit.  A visit to Michael’s and the grocery store on Saturday morning for more supplies and sustenance.  Then lots of fun the rest of the day and most of Sunday.  Both kids completed one piece and have another much larger piece in progress.  I also revisited a very ugly background I had done and saved it and then added a little Zentangle for good measure – I can once again hold my head up.  We all agree it is much improved.

Part of my plans for the weekend included trying out a new recipe for Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken.  I was careful to use the rice noodles they like and that are safe for me.  However, I did not reveal that the cheese was goat cheese.  While they painted, stamped and played, I whipped up our dinner.  Both kids loved the dish.  After they finished off seconds, I shared that the reason it was so yummy was goat cheese.  Maggie’s reaction was exactly as I expected.  Jack, however, gave me a very solemn look and asked ” How do you milk a goat?”  I replied, “Just like you would milk a cow.” A look of horror now, “Through the penis?!!”  Oh lord, WHERE does he get this stuff!  I explained there are boy goats and girl goats, only girl goats are milked and they are called nanny goats.  “Oh.  Well then that’s okay.”  Not the lessons I thought we were learning, but valuable nonetheless!


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