One is better than none

One of life’s valuable lessons seen through the eyes of a five-year old.

Sometimes, one thing is better than nothing at all.

I have the joy of taking care of my grand kids every Tuesday and Thursday this summer.  In an effort to keep them busy, and not totally bored, I’ve been taking them to the park for a few hours each time. My backyard is more of a garden than a playground, so it just makes for a happier grandma to take them to the park.

So the other day when we were getting ready to go, the request was made to go to the “Pirate Park”.  The “Pirate Park”? Where is that? Well, a quick text to Dad, and the mystery was solved! Thank goodness for text messaging.  It made this Grandma seem pretty smart!

So, off we went to discover a new and exciting park!

I got the drinks ready, but I forgot the snacks this time. Trust me, that won’t happen again! Last minute trips to the bathroom, shoes on, and we’re ready to go!

Everybody on the bus! (The nickname the kids have given to Grandpa’s car.)

Excitedly driving to our destination, with great anticipation of getting to play at the “Pirate Park”.  We drive up to the park, and the gate is closed.

It’s locked.  Closed for repairs.  Really? But this is the park we wanted to go to! Today!

A temporary moment of great disappointment is quickly adverted when my granddaughter says: “That’s o.k. Grandma, we can still go to another park, because one park is better than no park, even if it’s not the one that we wanted to go to“.

A valuable life lesson she is learning from her parents.

Even though we don’t get everything that we want, well..somethimes, one really is better than nothing at all.


4 thoughts on “One is better than none

  1. Life&Ink says:

    A roll with the punches kinda girl. She will do well in the world. I know how very proud they make you. Enjoy your summer fun together! 🙂

    • Becky says:

      Well, for the most part she is. I think this day might have been an exception because of a recent experience at the store, but yes, most of the time, this little girl is pretty easy going and good natured about things. A true delight! 🙂

  2. dogear6 says:

    Even if she has trouble remembering that at times, it’s still good advice for us adults who need to remember to enjoy things even if it wasn’t what we expected.


    • Becky says:

      Yes, that is so true. I was thinking the same thing – wise words from a 5 year old 🙂 Sometimes, we just have to take life as it comes to us, and instead of complaining about it….adjust!

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