GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - 40

4 M 40 GRAND JUNE sure By Karen HugHes Adults are getting younger all the time y grAndson Tye Turned 4, and overnight he grew up. He and his younger brother came over for a bit of babysitting. Our son, Matt, brought in the diaper bag and set it on the chair. Hugs were exchanged, and the dog and cat were chased and petted. Then, Tye dug into the diaper bag and carefully took everything out and set it on the ottoman. As soon as the bag was emptied, he began putting the stuff back while listing every item. “We have three diapers for Cooper, one box of wipes, two bags of fruit snacks, a bag of Goldfish crackers, Cooper’s epi pen—he’s allergic to peanuts—a pacifier, and an Indiana Jones figure. Just let me know if you need anything. I’ll be glad to get it for you. I’m 4, you know.” A few days later, my husband, Ronnie, and I started putting a bookcase together. Half the pieces were scattered over the floor in my office, and all the screws, nails, dowels and cams were organized in piles on a sheet of cardboard in the middle of the floor when Matt (and Tye) arrived to help us move an armoire. Ronnie and Matt lifted the armoire with ease, but it was too big to get down the stairs, much less make the turn on the landing at the bottom. First, it was wedged in tight. Then they tugged, pulled, twisted and s-c-r-a-t-c-h-e-d 2009

GRAND Magazine - June 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - June 2009

GRAND Magazine - June 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Poppy Joe
A Whole New Ball Game
Happy Trails
Pool Safe
Running Together
Notes from the Peanut Gallery
Ask GRAND
Inspirations
Leaving a Legacy
Writing Small Moments
Resources
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Poppy Joe
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - A Whole New Ball Game
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Happy Trails
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Pool Safe
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Running Together
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Notes from the Peanut Gallery
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Ask GRAND
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Inspirations
GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - 41
GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Leaving a Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Writing Small Moments
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Resources
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - GRAND Finale
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