I was at a toy section on one recent visit to a Shopping mall. As I was walking past the Thomas and Friends section, I noticed an elderly lady stood low looking through the lower pegs of toys while an elderly gentleman stood up looking through the upper shelves. My best guess was they are searching toys for their grand children. Ah! the love of grand parents.
After close to twenty minutes later, I came back to the same section. I was surprised to see them at the same spot but this time a impatient younger man was with them.
The grandmother was still comparing the toys in her hands asking her husband "What do you think? Should we get this Gordon?"
"Just make a decision!" interrupted by her son, the younger man. "We have been here for sometime already!"
"Yes I think he will love Gordon." answered her husband. "But there are two versions of him!" said the grandmother.
Before her husband can answer, the young man interrupted again. "I don't understand why kids love these toys. What's so fun about these toy train?"
"A children want what the heart wants." answered his father.
The son doesn't seems to be satisfy with the answer and continue criticizing, "All of these train look the same to me. what's the different anyway? I couldn't stand him whining all day for another one more!"
"You were like that too when you were a child." answered his father. "But in your case, it was He-man. We do not know what so fun about He-man that you cried and begged us for them and we have to travel half way down town to get those toys for you."
The son stood silent for what seems a long moment. The grandmother finally made her choice and proceed to make her payment.
Somehow this short conversation I over heard left a deep impression in me. I guess it take years of parenting to know the interest of the child but in some sad cases, some parents still never get it end of the day.
That grandchildren should count him or herself blessed to have such grandparents who find out not only which toy line he/she like but which characters in that toy line he/she fancy.
Do you have such grandparents?