Last night, I had two things planned.
One, to look through the 2 inch thick catalog of jewelry supplies I had just received in the mail.
Two, my plan was to watch the TV program, NCIS. For some reason I really like that program. (You can only read a large catalog for so long!)
Anyhow, my Grandson had other plans for me. He came over to my chair as I was reading and looked at the catalog as if it were definitely not supposed to be there. So, I moved it so he could come up in my lap. We read a book. Then he was off.
NCIS started and it was just getting good when he came back with his Leapster (Leapster, for the uninitiated, is a handheld learning game system with a stylus for playing games. It talks to you and generally makes all sorts of noises. Plus the child makes noises back at it when they get things right) Not a quiet activity.
"Me sit in your lap Grandma?" Now, what answer works other than
That is when I remembered that two could play the electronic game. Since he was very absorbed in his game and really didn't need my assistance, I could watch my TV show and still have him on my lap. I reached for the remote for the TV and turned on Closed Captioning.
Now everyone was happy, even my husband who was also effected by all the noise. My Grandson sitting on my lap with his Leapster and Grandma watching NCIS and being able to follow the show with the Closed Captioning. Got to love modern electronics.
After he went to bed and NCIS was over, I continued catching up on what is new in the world of jewelry supplies with my new catalog. The answer: Lots. I found some beautiful clasps. The kind you don't wear in the back of a necklace, you show it off in the front. However, they are a bit pricey but will certainly "make" the piece. Ideas are coming and the pages are marked for the future.
Interesting. Don't you think?