Monday, August 23, 2010
How We Connect Through the Ages
We cooked, and prepared meals.
What will my grandchild remember about this short time she spent with us?
That our connections go deep, like the college text-books on our shelves she discovered. She is discovering her father's life among the things we have around, books, tools, recipes.
We made pizza. Simple dough left to rise for a couple of hours produced just the right crust that was doughy and chewy and crisp cooked at 450F on a pizza stone. For toppings, we used what we had at hand: pesto sauce, basil leaves, cheese, tomatoes. Easy!
What will she remember about this pizza? It was simple to make. It was effortless to assemble. It cooked itself. Or, she'll remember that grandparents have a lot of time on their hands, and having young people around is a delightful change in their lives.
If you have children, do send them to visit their grandparents. Both of them will benefit from the exchange.