My grandson Mac is now thirteen years old. ( Hard to believe but true. ) And it seems that first year male teenagers are not as careful with their bathroom habits as they should be. They don’t always flush and they don’t always wash their hands and they don’t always get their pants zipped up.
A few days ago the family, with Mac, came over for dinner. Of course, Mac took a trip to the restroom. When he returned, he was questioned by his mother to be sure he had done everything on his list. He did not pass.
His dad then began scolding him with the usual “How many times do we have to tell you?” and “What’s the matter with you?” and “Why can’t you remember?” You know, the stuff that makes a kid roll his eyes back in his head.
Of course, Gramps had to get into it by adding, “You’ll never have a girlfriend if you don’t get this personal hygiene thing straightened out.”
Without a moment’s pause, Mac’s face lit up with a smile and a gleam in his eye. His instant retort? “Well, I guess the bloodline ends with me!!!!”
Thirteen year olds! Gotta love them!!!!
The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken.
This charming colorful book tells a fable for our times and celebrates the joy of giving and sharing.
A generous quilt maker, with magic in her fingers, sews the most beautiful quilts in the world. But she does not sell them. She only gives them to the poor and those who need them.
A greedy king, with every treasure he can stuff into his storehouse, remains sad and lonely. He yearns for the one gift that will make him happy.
Could that gift be a quilt?
Will the quiltmaker sew a quilt for the king?
Can the quilt maker teach the king to be happy?
What will the king do with all his splendid treasures?
Look for clues to the story in the quilts–all 250 of them!!!