The grandkids’ birthdays seem to last
For several weeks on end;
With parties they will have a blast —
Two, schools; one, family’s;
Two, Spur (on anniversaries);
One big one all the friends to please;
Which send one round the bend!
The preparation which goes into all of this boggles the mind, as well as the political machinations regarding who and who not to invite, and to which party. Then comes arranging, preparation, and transportation of food, decorations etc. and setting-up. Then there is the time spent on the present-handing-out and appreciation sessions. Finally the careful tally of whom to thank for what.
Many of the presents boggle the mind. J got one a bit advanced for her: an underwater camera which can also be bicycle- or helmet-mounted. I’m sure she’ll come to appreciate it soon. Apart from her new bicycle R got a smart watch which seems to do everything but make tea, and grasped its complexities in two seconds flat. It is a pedometer, a computer with access to internet, a phone, and a movie and stills camera. Oh yes, it also tells the time and acts as a stopwatch!
They really are utterly spoiled brats … no, to be fair, they aren’t really brats at all. Only now and again.