My grandson Luke with his Mom, Ann on the day she became a fellow Canadian Citizen.
It’s hard when you are four years old and you don’t get the snowbird concept. I spoke to Luke on my telephone today.
“Grandma! You come here!”
“I can’t sweetheart, I am too far away.”
“But why? Grandma.”
“I hate snow, Luke. I need to stay away from snow.”
“You hate snow?”
“Yes, snow makes me sick so I stay away. I’ll come back after winter. I’ll come back after the snow is gone.”
“But Grandma I miss you, You come here now!”
“After the snow is gone.”
Clattering sound as the telephone is abandoned. Running feet, then an excited voice.
“Grandma! I checked! The sun is out. The sun is shining all the way down to the ground! You come here now, Grandma! The sun is shining all the way down to the ground!”
Yes it is. How do you explain to a four year old that this bright sunny weather we are having is an anomally that will soon be over and freezing weather is just around the corner? Meantime I can enjoy the way the sun is shining all the way down to the ground right now.
It is hard being away from the kids and grandkids! Winter better arrive soon or I will lose the courage to stay away much longer.