mason-ethan-on-slide-at-parkI learned or should I say re-learned a lesson recently, when it comes to grandchildren it’s the simple things that can build lasting memories. Two of my grandsons, age 7 and 5, were spending time with me and one of the things we did was go to the playground of a nearby school. They had fun playing follow-the-leader, pretending to be the Star Wars characters and daring each other to try tricks on the high bars. But most of the time was spend scooping up small gravel rocks and piling them at the bottom of the slide. They would then slide down and crash through the rocks. After laughing hysterically we would start the piling again. This went on for about 30 minutes and then it was time to head back home. At dinner and even later in the evening they talked about how much fun we had piling and sliding through the rocks. They both expressed, “That was their favorite thing!” It all seemed so simple yet, I believe it built a lasting memory.