Very early morning as the sun peeps at my bed
I take the blankets off and rub my eye,
If I linger I could sleep some more but I’ll get up instead
My sisters still asleep give gentle sigh.

Time to visit Grampie so he’ll play a game with me,
I like to wake him up so we can play,
He pretends to be asleep so I can lift eyelids with glee
While shouting “Wake up Grampie!” ‘çause it’s day.

I tickle Grampie’s feet and while he shouts in mocking fear
He chases while I jump on Grampie’s bed,
And then I run and make it to my Grammie’s kitchen near,
She takes me to the table to be fed.

My sisters then get out of bed to see why so much noise,
I tell them of the fun I’ve had this day,
And when we’ve finished eating we’ll go and play with toys,
With happy memories from our morning play.

“© Copyright Ian Grice 2014 all rights reserved”

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane Thorne says:

    Sweet joyful moments ❤


    1. We miss those moments as our children and grandchildren grow to adulthood. 🙂


  2. Madhu says:

    Fun! I let them stay up late so we can all wake up at a ‘reasonable’ hour. I have hell to pay when i return them to their mother though 😀


    1. I think I understand. Grandparents get a chance to revenge on their children by spoiling their grandchildren and we are most committed to do that. lol.


  3. I hope my kids’ grandparents feel the same way about the early rousings 🙂


    1. I guess they only come from the US once a year so its a pleasant experience. lol


  4. jstansfeld says:

    A good way to record the joys of being a grandparent. I hear the happiness and laughter! We have the same!


    1. I envy Asian people who have an undivided family concept where generations live in proximity to each other. In our western societies our families are scattered around the world so that the joys you mention are infrequent memories.


  5. borika45 says:

    The joys of being a grandparent have been well captured in this piece!


    1. I’m getting to be a bit old to handle the joys now Barb. lol


    1. Ah shucks, thanks! lol


  6. Mags Corner says:

    I could hear the laughter and see the fun as I read this sweet Ian. What great memories. Hugs


    1. You have many great memories too and its inspiring to read about yours.


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