Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Her First Ice Cream

Our son has a good friend who has also been his marathon running buddy for several years.  She is the mother of identical twin boys who are 18 months old.  Every now and then she wants some "girl time."  So she either visits or "borrows" our sweet granddaughter Violet.

Violet cut four additional teeth the other week so the friend wanted to take her for her first taste of cold and soothing ice cream.  They went to a nearby ice cream shop and tried three different kinds.  Violet loved them all.  She is not accustomed to sweets so it was an extra-special treat for her.

She has started playing with learning to use a spoon.  So she fed her "Auntie H" ice cream and her auntie fed her.  My son caught this lovely photograph.

Sharing delicious ice cream

Our dear granddaughter is indeed lucky that so many of her parent's friends love her and want to spend time with her.  One "uncle" takes her regularly to the park or other outings.  So often, in fact, that her parents bought a car seat for his car.  It's a win-win-win situation.  Violet loves it, Uncle J loves it and her stay-at-home dad loves the time to do things other than watch her.

If it takes a community to raise a child (and I believe it does), then Violet is very lucky to be a part of such a wonderful one.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo! Yes, it does take a community to raise a child. She will grow up knowing the importance of community and continue the loving tradition.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is an adorable shot. She is a giving child and has no problem sharing. It probably helps that she is so cute and sweet that she has so many willing surrogates.

Barbara Rogers said...

Such a lovely moment caught by camera. She is indeed a child with many care givers, those who gives her freely the care needed!

Joared said...

Share and share alike!

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

What a lucky little girl. That sort of extended love is wonderful to see.

Nance said...

Oh, that's just The Best!

Kay G. said...

Oh, I love that photo too! It is so sweet!

KB said...

That is such a sweet photo! I love it. Violet is indeed a very lucky girl.

Tara said...

that photo is melting my heart! Ice cream is a great idea for a little one cutting teeth. Much more fun that a rubber donut from the freezer.

Everyone wins when a child has multiple adults in their life. There is just no way parents can or want to do it all. It can be a lonely task, so having involved friends and extended family is terrific.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Robin - Our son and his wife have developed a most wonderful group of friends. By being good friends and neighbors themselves they have cultivated quite a group.

Patti - She recently flew to Seattle from Indiana. She was delighted to "make friends" with so many people on the plane and played peek-a-boo with the couple sitting behind her.

Barbara - When our son and his wife adopted her, it came about unbelievably fast. While they were in the hospital getting her, their friends filled the house with onesies, diapers, receiving blankets, and even nursery furniture someone had planned to donate to the Habitat store.

Joared - I'm sure little Violet would have been reluctant to share had she not been getting her share as well.

Virginia - You are so right.

Nance - It was a nice moment to capture.

Kay - I thought so as well.

KB - Yes, Violet is very lucky. Although our son would be quick to say they are the really the lucky ones.

Tara - When our daughter-in-law was away for a week on a business trip, one of their friends picked up Violet every morning at 9:00 and brought her back at ll:30. It meant so much to our son to have that respite.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Awwww....that is perhaps the sweetest photo ever! I think it DOES take a village and the more people you have in your village who support and love your children, the better.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh my goodness … that is such a sweet photograph.

All the best Jan