So the truth is out…Opal really wants some of Nelson’s activities dropped not for his sake but for hers!
I guess Earl’s buddy Clyde is busy with his own grandchild(ren) in order to hang out with Earl.
Alternatively, you could start scheduling activities for Earl.
Maybe that’s why some men play golf or fish.
Now the truth comes out.
I kind of agree with Opal about letting kids be kids!
It seems like we’re all driving each other crazy these days. We all need to (be able to) get out. [Sometimes we (just?) need to have time or a place to go to be alone, to scream, or something.]
It is called how to avoid actually being a parent. Keep the kid busy so you do not need to pay any attention to them or raise them yourself.
Darn It ! I agree with Opal ;-)
You don’t want Nelson missing out on of those wise life lessons taught to him by Earl, do you?
I bet you miss the cone of silence from earlier this week, don’t you, Opal?
All those activities will always be there but grandpa won’t.
Anything so current “parents” don’t have to raise their kids
Opal pleads her case, but screws it up at the end, revealing the real reason she want Nelson to visit.
So now Brian Crane’s cutting back to Sunday-Wednesday for first run Pickles strips and Thursday-Saturday for rerun Pickles strips? I guess he’s planning to end the strip sometime in Summer 2021.
Plus , he misses The Precious Roscoe also .
No wonder families don’t have sit down diners anymore, they are not on the schedule!
And Tuesday is his fashion design class.
I agree, especially with the last part. I miss my time with my grandkids.
They could just teach Nelson to say what’s on his mind, instead of having to go through interpretive dance.
Kids need to learn from their grandparents while they have them
I believe Opal is using an ulterior motive.
Kid scheduling?? Yeah Mom did that…“Go outside.” I went.
That is a true statement in many homes!
To the best of my knowledge I am not a grandparent, I am however, I think a great parent! I relish the time I get to spend with my 6YO boy. At 6 decades it is sometimes a challenge to keep up with him though. One of my joys is to walk around the 2 1/4 mile track around the local golf course. After he started walking and running he now joins me. One afternoon he was running, ( I am NOT a runner!) out ahead of me with me struggling to keep up. A woman stopped me and said “I think what you are doing to that boy is child abuse!” I told her “Thank you for your concern, but you have it backwards, what that boy is doing to ME is elder abuse!”
Silly. Want time with your grandson? Help out with his schedule. Drive him to his activity and back. So for ice cream on the way home and sit and chat. Participate. Don’t dictate!
That second ‘n third panel brings back several sad memories growing up in the ’50’s. We had 3 or 4 kids that were “shut-ins” living on our street, in that due to their sickness, were not/could not participate in ANYTHING outside of the house. Some of us would see them at their front windows, or screen door while playing outside, and would wave ’n say hello to them all the time. Now that I think back to those times, their smiles and/or laughs brings a tear to my eyes.
Nelson can learn more about life from his grandpa than he can with structures activities. All about nature, about happiness, about fun, about adventure, about just being a kid and enjoying it. “Structured” activities are more about control over everything and doing as you are instructed. Besides only the elite kids get to do the activities.
I agree with Opal. I am a grandpa, and I love to have my grandson come over to play with me. Or I go over to his place to play.
Always an ulterior motive for La Grande Dame .
Did a double take on this one, my doctor’s 1st name is Nelson, last name differs by 2 letters from Sylvia.
I’m a Nanna, and I love to see and be with my grandkids. Playdays and sleepovers are special for them and me.
Seems a few parents these days feed their kids too much so they won’t be active and bother them, I have seen it here!
Send Grandpa to play with Calvin and Hobbes.
My grandson had same kind of issues, mom kept him on the go SO much, he was exhausted, rediculous.
If this doesn’t describe my dad’s relationship with my niece and nephew I really don’t know what does.
Dad always asked me, ‘Anything new you want my 2 cents on..?’.
Admission of the real reason.
I lost my grandparents when we emigrated to Canada in 1953. The one thing I regret losing…
I lost my grandparents when we emigrated to Canada in 1953. The one thing I regret leaving behind…
Me and my buddy Ted used to practice interpretive dance / or is that enforce itin front of the “Vera” market as kids…Buy “US” an Eskimo Pie, or a Hostess Fruit Pie, or even a Twinkie and nothing will happen to you…Works…Interpretive Politics as well…