Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Day 3 of The Rave Reviews Book Club Challenge
Hi everybody! My grandson, Mac, has been with us since Monday. That meant I couldn’t read, comment, or share until he left. As soon as he comes in the door, he pulls out his toys, his tryke, and spreads things out around the house so they’ll be within arm’s reach. Right away, my husband will begin peeling potatoes for Mac’s favorite meal, french fries!
Mac turned three in November, but he’s really 33. His real name is Malcolm but my daughter gave him the nickname Mac which I thought was a big name for a little baby to carry; but he has grown into it. He can leap from the ottoman with the best of them. If he falls, he bounces back up and shouts I’m okay because he doesn’t want me to hover or slow him down. Then, he’s off and running again.
When he came in Monday night, I asked my daughter to leave his coat and boots on so we could go out and see the Christmas lights. My neighborhood is the crazy Christmas lights community. Mac, very directly, gave me the “talk to the hand” gesture and told me he’d already seen the lights. My mouth parted in shock, not at the gesture, I’m used to that, but because I had purposely left the lights up an extra night since he’d loved seeing them so last week. His demeanor was, Sorry, Grandma! Been there, done that.
My daughter doesn’t like his image on social media so I will just show you all the fun we had last week using only darkened and side profiles.
I know I promised to spend more time on me and my endeavors this new year—Renaissance and all that—but Mac is sooo cute! Anybody else have a character like this?