Wednesday, May 21, 2014
We have done some rearranging and set up a little room as a nursery for the grandchildren. The room is one of the smaller ones, with a gate at the door. There are beautiful wood panelled walls. There is a crib, toy box, little bike, and a big chair in the corner where I can read stories to the babies.
I want to find vintage photographs to put on some of the walls. We already have letters and such for educational purposes. The room is a cozy, happy place where I will spend part of my day with my grandbabies.
Of course I will still take them along with me when I am cleaning and cooking. They will be busily occupied in carriages or highchairs on the upper floors where my kitchen and parlour are set up. They will happily watch and laugh while I vacuum. We will also go out on the grounds of this estate to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine all through the spring and summer.
But a great part of our day, will be that joyful little nursery. This is where I will rock the babies and sing them lullabies. This is where all my attention will be for them. This is where I will not be busy with anything but the care and nurture of babies.
Grandmother's nursery is a happy place for the children. This will be their domain and the place we will love to play.
In every home, there ought to be a quantity of time devoted entirely to children. It goes by much too fast. While it may seem like mother or grandmother is not doing anything at all, she is creating incredible memories and security in the hearts of the babies.
From the Archives -
Thrift does not have to mean serving rice and beans - Basic Cookery.
The Horse and Carriage ride with baby - Snowy Days at our Vermont Estate.
Remembering my Childhood - Manners Learned at the Finishing School.
Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."
An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email.