When Lincoln, 3, heard that he got to stay all night with Gramps and Gram on the farm, I asked him what he wanted to do. His reply was matter-of-fact: “I want to doe wiff Dampa in the dombine.” “Well, Lincky”, I replied, “Gramps put the combine away in the shed after he finished combining all the corn when harvest was done, before Christmas.” “OH, he said,”then what tan I wide?” “You can ride in the tractor/planter rig and help Grampa plant corn.” And his very serious reply was, “OTay. I will do dat, and I will dwive.”
Grandpa just happened to be across the road from our house which was quite convenient for little Lincoln. He LOVED it! (He had an extra set of keys in his pocket just in case Gramps needed them to start the tractor. (He has a bit of an obsession with keys.) 🙂
And on another corn planting day…….
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6
“Families depend on one another for their identity and joy. Both young and old should cherish their inter generational relationships.” (Commentary from ESV study bible, Crossway)