Monday, January 25, 2010

The Magic of Michael

The week following
our three year old grandson
came for his first true
solo visit...
Papa & Gamma'a house...

Our week was filled with fun!
We played and played.
And when in need of a brief rest
Michael would sit in his recliner nestled
between Papa and Gamma's
larger ones.
His Aunt Carrie
had given him a most handsome
dragon puppet for Christmas,
along with a Puff the Magic Dragon
book and musical cd...
His dragon frolicked with him around the house,
and each night after his* bath and reading
his bedtime story..
*( Michael was not the only one that got VERY wet!)
off they would go to the room across
from ours
as each night he would announce
it to be
"Michael's room!"
There amongst all the wiggles and giggles
Peter, Paul and Mary
crooned to the soft rhythmic guitar strumming
about Puff and little Jackie Paper
frolicking in the autumn mist
in the land of Honalee.
While at the house
durring the day
Michael stayed extremely busy...
Three train tracks filled the house..
Thomas and his wooden track
covered the den floor,
Santa's train encircled the Christmas tree
and in the dinning room
the extra leaves were removed from the table
to make room for the electric train...


Our week with Michael flew by

way to fast and then the next thing you knew

it was time for him

to return home to his Mommy and Baba...

Papa and I sat back in our recliners..

put up our feet and sighed..

now for some rest..

and yet,

as I sit and close my eyes

a smile will creep across my face

and I will find my toes tapping to

Peter , Paul and Mary as they sing

"Puff the magic draron lived by the sea..."

in the far recesses of my mind...


looking forward to our next visit from Michael!

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