Stretch PT & Total Wellness - April 2018

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April 2018

With My Grandson EVERYTHING STOPS AND STARTS

While the Stretch Physical Therapy clinic and the wonderful patients we serve are two of the most important parts of my life, it often feels like everything revolves around my 4-year-old grandson, Hollis. As our first and only grandchild (so far), my husband and I adore him, and he animates our days with plenty of excitement. Hollis lives about 45 minutes away, but when he’s with his dad, they always make time to come down and spend the evening with us, usually during the weekends. He’s the most personable little guy you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting. When you look into his eyes, there’s something about them that makes you feel like he’s an old soul, a fact reflected in every aspect of his personality. He’s so eager to please and spend time with those he loves, jumping headlong into whatever task you’re teaming up on.

he’s particularly fond of “helping” me cook. But no matter what he’s doing, whether he’s teasing our wheaten terrier in the backyard or just hanging out, he’s an absolute joy to have around the house. Hollis especially loves to take baths, always eager to try out one of my scented bath bombs. In fact, he loves the bombs so much that he gave them as gifts last Christmas. One day, a couple weeks before the holiday, Hollis and I were relaxing at the house when I realized I needed to go out and run a few errands. So, I told him we could get his Christmas shopping done on the trip. First, I took the little sugarholic to Esther Price, where he personally picked out a gift for each member of his family, from his Grandma Ellie to his dad and stepmom. He was eager to get everyone a candy that they specifically would like, so a lot of thought went into every selection. Then, of course, at his insistence, we went to Bed Bath & Beyond and picked out bath bombs for everybody. It may sound like I’m spoiling the little guy — but hey, I’m his grandmother and I’m allowed to! If you meet him, you’ll understand how difficult it is not to shower him with gifts and affection; he’s just such a charming soul. I feel lucky for every minute he spends with us. “... it often feels like everything revolves around my 4-year-old grandson, Hollis. As our first and only grandchild (so far), my husband and I adore him ...”

He’s game for anything. We’ll

often take a trip down to the indoor

playground at Jump & Jack’s. It’s a blast to just watch him go wild clambering over

the obstacle course. Back at home, he’ll sit on my lap, and we’ll watch YouTube videos of crazy Play- Doh demonstrations or clips of Mickey Mouse. Sometimes, he’ll join me at the stove;

Hollis and me

–Kim Nartker

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