Sophie and Grammy spent several hours yesterday working on a family tree for school. Sophie, being Sophie, had very specific concepts in mind. Grammy had her own very specific ideas about how Sophie should design it. Prior to getting started, I advised Grammy that Sophie was the project leader, not Grammy. Grammy was to serve as Sophie’s trusty assistant.
To Grammy’s credit, she managed to restrain herself from over-directing her granddaughter. Sophie didn’t want to use photos, so she didn’t. Grammy didn’t understand that, but she kept her trap shut and let Sophie create. Sophie was quite excited about the project and her enthusiasm is apparent in the end result. It’s a damn cool tree, if I do say so myself.