Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shopping With My Oldest Grandson

I can't believe that it's already Wednesday! Where does the time go? I can't see a thing I've accomplish. OK, that's my gripe. I'll lay it down and move on. Whew!!

Jesse, the oldest grandson, spent a little while with me this afternoon while his brother was at music class. He and I ran a few errands and I was blown away at how much help he can be. He asked me to tell him what we had to do and read my list to him. I did. I thought he was just making conversation but I was wrong. At the grocery store he remembered everything on the list - 12 things - and knew where they were. He didn't ask to stop at the toy aisle nor did he ask for anything from the junk food aisle. I asked him to select the ice cream and he selected a half gallon carton rather than Popsicles "because grown-up folks like real ice cream and kids do too."

We went to another store to get things to re-stock the treat cabinet. He made some excellent choices - well excellent choices for junk food. He also reminded me to check labels so we wouldn't get things with "too much MSG." We made a couple of other stops and he proved himself a real help there as well. When we got home he was front and center to help carry things inside.

This child won't be 6 until October but he's becoming a little gentleman and a honest help to Nana. Did I mention that he opened doors for me?

Yeah, I know. Nana loves to brag but believe me today Jessee deserves it.

6 comments:

happyone said...

Wow Jesse did all that and not even 6 years old yet!! Impressive!! Glad you two had such a nice time together.

C.A. said...

What a great man he will become, too!

You make me look forward to having grandchildren, Mary. I hope you know that!

Hugs...

C.A.

Tee said...

I'm impressed. Hopefully, he will stay motivated through his teen years. LOL! Sounds like you have a fine young man on your hands. Grand kids have the perfect name, they are grand kids. I didn't think of that, my brother's father-in-law thought of that when his first grand child was born, my brother's oldest son, the first great grand child and the first nephew.

Mary said...

I re-read my post and relaize that I made it sound like Jesse could name off all 12 items on the list. We left the list in the car and when I was ready to check out I only had 11 items. I told Jesse that we'd have to go to the car to check our list because one item was missing. He looked in the cart while I was talking to another shopper. When she moved on Jesse told me what was missing - celery. It certainly impressed me.

simonsays said...

That's a pretty impressive kid you've go there. Someday, he will be the best husband...

:)

CRUSTYBEEF said...

that is remarkable that he holds doors at his age!! Very polite indeed! His parents and grandparents are doing a wonderful job..I wish more parents taught that respect.

Holding doors now, someday laying down his coat over puddles!! I wish men still did that, too. :)

Have a great Friday Mary!
Always,
Elizabeth