I am overwhelmed by the inter-family dynamics of being a step-grandfather.
The little girl calls me by my first name. I leave 'Grandpa' to her remaining biological grandfather. She lives in a house with her mother, as I live in a house next door with her grandmother.
With this one - you hear her before you see her. She is five-years-old and in kindergarten.
Speaking in a normal tone of voice seems beyond her. She feels deeply and presents loudly.
I told her that you do not have to say every word that pops in your head and she told me 'I don't...
I was playing with the little girl in the yard.
We were trying to jump up and touch the leaves on the tree, just out of reach.
She was jumping straight-legged, with her arms outstretched the whole time.
I begin the lesson, demonstrating with my body:
'OK, before you jump - bend...