Many times families find that the summer months are not that easy to get through as the rest of the year! But summertime is when the living is supposed to be easy (or so the song lyrics say!). Oh it may be easier in that the kids are getting dressed in whatever they want to wear without worry. Usually swim suits or shorts and a T! There is no mad dash to get out the door for school and prepare your book bag and lunch, so that truly does make it easier. But there are many hours in the day to fill with some kind of activity.
My youngest grandson has just turned the big 10 years old. So toys are no longer the go to thing for him to wish for. So what happened? Well, he, in his 10 year old wisdom decided that this would be a good year to learn how to tell time (the old fashioned way) and to learn how to play the guitar. His mom and dad got him an analog watch for his birthday. So now he is learning all about the different ways to tell time. Digital watches have made those lessons obsolete, but he wanted to know what it meant when it was quarter to ten and what that looked like. Next thing you know he'll be wanting to learn about telling time on a 24 hours watch. Oh well, learning is learning and when they want to do that, it is much easier. I'm sure he'll have it worked out before too long.
So what are grandparents left to get this youngster to mark his 10th birthday? Well let's just say that it was pretty easy for us this year. The guitar was already in place (his uncle left one at the cottage the last time they visited), so that was taken care of already. What he doesn't have is a good book and some guitar accessories to make playing this instrument a better experience than just plucking at the strings.
We are so thankful for Amazon Prime, where you can get just about anything you want or need. That's where we found our little gift for him!
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