Saturday, January 28, 2012

On reaching the age of ten

This is my oldest great-grandaughter, Kristie. She turns ten today.

This brings up a lot of conflicting emotions for me. For instance, if my health holds out, I could be a great-great-grandmother in another ten years!

I remember when I turned ten back in 1950. Like Kristie, I was the oldest, but I didn't feel much like a kid anymore. I spent a lot of time in the house helping my mother while my younger siblings played outdoors. Kristie--to her mother's credit--is enjoying her childhood.

Kristie and her little sisters have been spending a week with me every summer for some years. She is a darling child and a lot of fun. I'm so glad I got to be her grandmother.

8 comments:

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Kristie! Ms Sparrow, I bet she is glad you got to be her great-grandmother.

Joanne said...

How exciting the have great grands staying. They're all such interesting people. Happy birthday Kristie.

Kittie Howard said...

Happy Birthday to Kristie! She's a beautiful young lady. And you're a young great-grandmother.

Sparrow chic said...

I learned to be Kristie's grandma from watching the best. My mom and my mom's mom taught me what I needed to know to be a good grandma. Since she lives 20 miles away, we have lots of magical moments. How lucky I am !!

Mitch Block said...

She is beautiful. Wishing Kristie a happy birthday. But, she's your GREAT-granddaughter? Wow!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy Birthday Kristie!

Ms Sparrow said...

The role of great-grandma still takes me by surprise sometimes. But, it's just one of my many roles in life. I think I often get so settled into playing a single role that I forget who I am in the scheme of things (ala Ancestry.com).

Buttercup said...

She is adorable. What a fun celebration. Happy birthday, Kristie!