We are packing up the van and heading for southern California. They have promised us Santa Ana winds. That is one of several reasons we abandoned the southland for northern California. Our grandson and his parents remain in the land of wind so we will go there and watch him while his parents get away for the weekend. We enjoy the chance to spend time with Michael and I like to give his parents some respite from the near constant supervision this special needs child requires.
He is a sweet and gentle child. At age 9 he has the skills of a 14 month old, but I have learned that it is not that simple. He is not 14 months old and in some ways he is much more mature. He has 9 years of experience and he does learn. So do I, he has taught me a lot.