Sunday, September 28, 2008

Little Tattle Tail

Well, to piggy back on Sarita's post I got to spend some time with my daughter and her family this week! That's always my special time. I actually went over so the big kids could spend a night out together without the baby. I got to stay with the baby:)

Every time I see Alivia I can't believe how smart she is and how fast she's growing. Michelle took her to the doctor for her checkup and the doctor said she's the perfect size for a three year old. She just turned two! She's very tall for her age, thanks to mommy and daddy. She towers over the other two year olds in her school.

After Alivia's mommy and daddy took off Alivia and I had lots of fun. We took a nap together, read books, played on the air bed that I sleep on in her room when I stay over. Alivia always sleeps with me when I spend the night. She was so proud of herself for helping mommy blow it up.

Then I noticed there was no fish aquarium in the living room. Michelle had fixed a small one for Alivia a couple days before and told me they bought five little gold fish. Where was it? So I looked at Alivia and said, "Baby, where's your fishy?" Being the smart child that she is I could see her mind working as she looked back and forth from where it had been, to me. "Where's your fishy?" I ask her again.

Then she motions for me to follow her. We walk down the hallway toward her parent's room and I think, oh, they must have put it in there. I stop in the doorway and glance around, but little Alivia continues into the bathroom. I watch her walk directly to the toilet, where she points down into the water.

I laughed so hard! She didn't say a word but I knew immediately what Michelle had done. Later when they came home I told them Alivia had tattle tailed on them. Michelle couldn't believe it but explained that all the fish had died and Alivia had helped flush them down the toilet.

It doesn't matter what's going wrong in the world. Spending time with my little granddaughter makes everything all right. She's such a joy!

By the way, Michelle took the picture of me and Alivia napping. I didn't even know she took it until she sent it to me in email.


margaret blake said...

What a tenderly beautiful picture. What a blessing you have with your gorgeous granddaughter.


Debbie Wallace said...

Thanks my friend.

Kathleen said...

What a sweetheart! You can just see all the love in that photo. Heart-warming blog.

Sarita Leone said...

Oh, I love this photo! Your granddaughter is so adorable, and you both look completely at peace.

Thanks for sharing this story. Hubby and I chuckled over it; we could just see on little pointing finger! Too funny!

Debbie Wallace said...

Thanks Kathy, can you tell that little girl has me wrapped around her little finger?

Debbie Wallace said...

Thanks Sarita,

No matter what's going on in my life when I'm spending time with Alivia I am at peace. She has a way about her. She's a bright child. I'm not biased, really:)