…Hawke, in his usual way, made me smile with this conversation we had in the car today.
“Mom, when I get really old I’ll be a grown-up and have kids and be a Dad and then one day I’ll be a Grand-pahther, right?” Sitting in his car seat, Hawke squirmed and twisted to make eye contact with me in the rearview mirror.
“Yep. One day your kids will have kids and you’ll be a Grandpa. Just like Daddy and I will be Grandparents to your kids.”
“I’m going to be a Grandpa!” Hawke looked at Joshua sitting in the seat next to him and grinned, “You’re going to be a Grandpa, too, Joshua!”
Joshua shrugged. “Maybe. Whatever.”
“Well, I’ll give them yummy things to eat and they’ll say, (and here he made his voice very high pitched) ‘Thank you, Grandpa, for all these yummy things!’ and I’ll say (and he made his little voice as deep as it could go) ‘You’re welcome, my little Grandchildren.’ That will be so awesome,” Hawke laughed, “right, Mom?”
“You’re going to be a great Daddy and a wonderful Grandpa one day, Hawke. But that’s a LONG way away.”
Hawke laughed again and I said, “Why are you laughing? Do you like that idea?”
“Yes, it makes me happy to think of dose things. There’s so much life in my feelings.”