I’m sitting in my office on a Saturday morning just catching up with work that somehow does not get done during the week. And as I sit here I also map out my day. You know finish work, go to gym, run some errands. All routine mundane run of the mill Saturday chores.
Okay, what are we doing this evening? And a smile comes to my face. We have been asked to watch our 15 month old grandson this evening. And not just for the evening, we’re having a sleep over.
If you think about that, this should not really bring a smile to my face. It’s not easy at all running after a 15 month old, and he’s not even walking yet. He crawls like a wunderkind. Fast as anything. He explores every nook and cranny of our apartment. He found electric sockets we didn’t know we had. He even found “scmootz” our vacuum cleaner can’t reach. Meal time is an experience. The kid has a great appetite; believe it or not he loves broccoli. He will eat off the nearest three plates to his, and often times food ends up in his hair, eyes, ears and nearby walls. And still the smile comes to my (and his grandmother’s) face. We’re have a sleep over with Jake.
We even took him on our most recent cruise. Not alone. His parents came too and while we did “babysit” a little, his parents, were, and must be, his primary caregivers. We had a great time on the cruise. And here’s the point; we made a “Boat load” (pun intended) of memories.
That’s what it’s all about. That’s why the smile comes to our faces when we’re having a sleepover with our grandson. That is in my opinion, as it should be. Family time, making memories with as many more to come as possible.
As for us, we can’t wait for the next grandchild, due sometime in early March. There will be twice as many memories to make. You think it’s hard having sleep overs now………………….(we) just (can’t) wait!