It’s no secret that I love my kids and that they make me smile.
But what I really love seeing them do is make others smile.
Today the kids and I, along with some friends from CWOC (Catholic Women of the Chapel), visited a local nursing home.
Trenton does not know a stranger and soon befriended a gentleman with a “walker like WaWa’s.” Then he started talking to a lady and wound up sitting in her lap. The boy made his way around to speak to almost every resident.
Charlotte, a clown once she knows you, is shy upon first meeting new people. She wanted me to hold her for a few minutes, but then warmed up once she saw that all of the ladies had their fingernails painted and were wearing bracelets that they had made.
The children and the residents made bunnies that are going to be strung together to make a garland. Then the kids all got cookies.
At a quiet moment, Trenton got everyone’s attention:
“Excuse me old people – would you like to see my baby sister?”
I obviously need to work with him on how to address large groups…
Anyway, Evelyn was sleeping in her carrier, but all of the residents were clearly excited about the opportunity to see a baby. So I uncovered her and took her carrier around so everyone could sneak a peek. And a sleeping baby made a room of nursing home residents very happy.
It soon was time to say goodbye, but I don’t think this will be our last time visiting the nursing home.