Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Little Boss; as Far as the Granddaughter's Concerned, Being Me Is Interesting at First but Too Boring to Stick At

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Little Boss; as Far as the Granddaughter's Concerned, Being Me Is Interesting at First but Too Boring to Stick At

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Byline: ON A LIGHTER NOTE WORDS: GREG BRAY

Folks, occasionally my granddaughter will do something that stops me dead in my tracks, like the time she jumped on me while I was doing some sit-ups.

I'm sure my spleen still isn't working properly.

Anyway, one morning I staggered from my bed, made a bucket of coffee and wobbled back to my computer, where I found her toiling merrily away.

She was wearing one of Grandma's work shirts and my headphones, so I sat down beside her and watched her bash into my ancient keyboard.

"I'm working like you Granddad," she announced.

"Do you want some breakfast?" I asked.

"Can't, too much work to do, busy, busy, busy," she muttered.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

She nodded at the phone, "Can you make some calls for me please?"

I picked up the phone and said, "This is Granddad speaking, no, she's too busy to come to the phone, please leave a message."

I was rewarded with a brief smile. …

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