Thursdays are Grandma and Poppie Night at our home in Texas.
The two youngest grands use the IPhone (better than us) to call and share their week with us. It’s truly a blessing to watch them grow, even when we can’t be in the same location. They are so funny and we truly enjoy their laughter over the phone. I wish I could have stayed in touch with my grandma like that.
Our princess told us about Elon Musk last week. She’s fascinated. She has real books that are read at her request and after she hears the story, she absorbs the info like a super thirsty sponge.
You should see her eyes twinkle as she thinks of questions to ask. She can tell you when he built his first rocket, the consequences of that take off and his goals for the future, among other things. Then with a bound, she’s on top of the “stage” tapping away and demonstrating the new steps from dance class.
Isn’t it a great thing that little girls can be princesses in pink tulle, interested in science and get excited about going to dance class in the same day? I’m thrilled for her future.
She and her brother are close… like the sun and the sky. They are brilliantly being challenged by their parents and intentionally led to explore this world of ours.
Times have changed. I remember my mom saying that same thing: times have changed! Times change, thank goodness. What a boring world this would be if time stood still.
While I question many millennials attitudes about politics and religion, the young parents of today have new obstacles and great opportunities to give their children the future they deserve -just like we did. The challenges are similar, but move faster. The roles are no longer defined, but blended – as it should be.
Both women and men can work for themselves, work for someone else, create their own earning opportunity and write about it! Equally, life is available to be lived. No defining categories needed – just life. And balance. Balancing independence and togetherness is just as important as work and home balance.
My own millennials are doing an exceptional job of building our future! I hope they continue calling on Thursdays, after the grands are too busy and I have to resort to texting (will we still text?).
Family is forever and always important – funny how that never changes.