Thursday, December 7, 2017

A granny

I just love this FB find. So, I plan to be a Granny one day :)

For now I am only an awesome auntie. Few days ago I took five nieces and nephews (aged from 4 to 10) with train to the capital (kids love train rides) and took them to museum of natural history. The mission there was to see the mammoth skeleton and touch its tooth.

Then  we visited the national gallery. The kids had a mission to ask someone working there where is one particular painting is and then find it (=a painting of a famous painter who lived in our town 100 years ago). We did find it.

On the way there one of the kids noticed this painting and asked me why why the baby was lying on the floor. Then all the kids started to ask me this question. So I said to them to sit on the floor, in front of the painting and I told them the story about the judgement of Solomon. The kids really listened.  I loved that moment, it was just priceless.

Then, before going home I showed the kids also this painting that I love so much:

The title of the painting is "Kofetarica" which in our language means "a lady who loves drinking coffee".  I asked the kids how does this lady look like. And they used great adjectives: happy, smiling, content. Then I asked them why was she happy. They thought for a while and then a boy, aged 5 replied: "Because she doesn't have kids." It was such a funny answer... I am sure the answer was based on the painting "Judgement of Solomon".

So I explained them my version of why she is happy. Because she loves small luxuries like driking coffee and since she has it, she is happy. If you know how to enjoy small things, you will always be happy. 


  1. Lovely, lovely post, Klara! I am so glad you had a lovely day with the nieces and nephews. They are so lucky to have an awesome auntie like you! I am sure when they grow up they'll hold magical memories of their days out with you.

    PS. I love the definition of a Granny too!

  2. You are an auntie that rocks! :)
    And the definition of the Granny is really perfect
    All the best to you xoxo

  3. Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to
    write a little comment to support you.

  4. What a great day!! I want to go on a train ride and visit museums and have missions and talk about why that woman in the painting is happy.

    I also want to grow up and be a granny. If they are the only grown-ups that have any time and they enjoy reading even if it is the same story over and over, then that sounds very nice indeed.

  5. Beautiful – sounds like an awesome day was had by all!

    Love the painting of ‘Kofetarica’. She looks like she has spunk! And a story to tell..
    It also makes me think this will be us in another 25 years, on one of my many future visits, when we meet again in our little café in the capital to laugh and reminisce.

  6. What a lovely definition.
    You do wonderful things with your nephews and nieces. They are lucky to have you!

  7. What a great thing to do with your nieces & nephews! I agree, they are lucky to have you! :)