For most of July, Camp Granddad has been in full swing around here, “swing” definitely being the operative word.
Youngest Grandson, now 9, loves spending time here. His mother says she is making a sacrifice in letting us borrow him, since he’s the only one of her brood (two teens, one toddler, one diva dog, one crazy cat) without an attitude.
Grandson and Dearly Beloved have spent hours and hours in sweaty sports activities–golf, basketball, baseball, and when they need to cool off, bowling. YG wants to know how to do it all correctly, so Granddad provides instructions, but in a fun way. That may explain why, when Grandson decides to hit with his putter from the tee sometimes, he does so with a near perfect swing.
DB has pronounced him a “natural” in all their activities and the word “Phenom” has even been bandied about. He narrates hilarious videos of their activities and sends them to all the relatives.
There is no question as to whether or not YG will be able to play professional golf, baseball, and basketball. Of COURSE! All of them! The only discussion has been as to how he will be able to play all three at once. As Grandson lives in Atlanta, he will surely be drafted by the Braves and the Hawks, so he’ll be able to play those sports from the same location, but there is still the problem of going from sport to sport when Away games are involved.
I overheard one of their discussions just at the AHA! moment when they realized the simple solution they’d been overlooking.
(Headslap!) YG would have his own private jet!
“Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” » Donald A. Norberg
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”