At Their Level

I wrote a few days ago about life in our home with

my dad

.  I would not be complete in my story if I didn't mention the flipside to the grandparent coin.  PopPop isn't alone in his kindness...Grammy Cookie is right there with him.  Tonight we had a big bbq for several out of town guests.  In the midst of it all, I found this great picture of my mom.  Mangogirl #3 had made herself a little table on the edge of the concrete steps and Grammy Cookie decided to dine with her, so she eased her "tired bones" (her words, not mine) down to the concrete to share a meal at her level. 


I'm sure this little girl will not remember this specific instance...but great memories were solidified in this little girl tonight when her grammy dined with her "alone."

I'm continually struck by these little things.  Individually they don't mean a lot, but collectively I think they will add up to impact the life of my kids.

Quietly making noise,



Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the podcast.