Every now and then we go on a short shopping trip. She is already older and very focused on what she wants. Many times it is still the same store where she buys materials for her artwork that she loves so much. In the store we were in earlier, she had a hair mask and a make-up pencil. Her world is so different from mine when I was her age.
When I asked her how she knows what's going on in the world if there are no newspapers at home and no news on TV, she replied that everything is on Tik Tok. A short test showed me that she was indeed right. She also convinced me to follow the royal family's Instagram, which I did.
It's wonderful watching them growing up isn't it. She sounds like a lovely girlReplyDelete
They grow up so fast and are much more mature than we were at their age.Delete
It's a different world from 80 years ago, when I was born. I follow the royals closely, though. HM the Queen was especially fascinating.ReplyDelete
It was the week of the royal funeral. We watched it every day on the BBC. Me, she was on Tik Tok.Delete
Instagram and Tik Tok seem to be very popular today. Instant, up-to-the minute information seems all important. She is growing up quickly and must be a joy to spend time with.ReplyDelete
I really like spending time with her.Delete
She sounds like a very well-focussed young lady. I'm afraid I know nothing of Tik Tok or Instagram.ReplyDelete
It's very easy. You can meet some of us there too.ReplyDelete
What a lovely granddaughter. Such a joy.ReplyDelete
Thank you JayCee. She is indeed great. Not yet thirteen but so mature.Delete
She sounds like she is very grown up now. I don't know Tik Tok except my friend forwards funny things to me from there. I get news only when I choose to and don't see lots of things people talk about on blogs. I think too much news is bad for people.ReplyDelete
I don't have tiktok either. News is my addiction. I wish I could overcome it, but it gives me a sense of security that I seem to know what is really happening here and in the world.Delete
What a joy she must be!.ReplyDelete
I never had brothers or sons, so the first granddaughter was a total delight. I don't always understand their language or their computer programmes, but that hardly matters now :)
oops I ONLY had brothers and sons, sorry.Delete
I remembered that you wrote that you have a son in Tel Aviv.Delete
Indeed a granddaughter is a great pleasure.ReplyDelete
Dear Yael, they grow up so quickly, don't they?ReplyDelete
One blink of the eye, and instead of the baby in your arms there stands a little child able to express its feelings and wishes, (my grand-triplets are exactly three years old now), and then as yours they are youngsters, "teenagers" (which you can't call them today) - and I find it is such a great present that we are allowed to take a glimpse of their world.
Yes, and that world IS different, but not so much as it seems - feelings and needs and wants are very often still the same as in our time - package (fashion and technique) changes - the inward of human beings don't change that much.
Enjoy her as you do!
How time flies and your triplets are already three years old. I remember reading that they were just born. Thank you Britta for such a smart and beautiful comment.ReplyDelete