Day 2 – January Daily Blog Posting Month.
There is nothing like leaving your children with their grandparents for a few days and having a relatively quiet house. The older two kids spent 3 days at my in-laws this week and despite the fact I still had to wake up with the baby, I slept in every day and felt relatively human again.
No doubt the kids got whatever they wanted – popsicles, freezies, cookies, crackers. I’m sure there were some healthy choices but let’s face it, what happens at Grandma’s stays at Grandma’s.
So the kids are back today and the reprogramming begins. Over the past few days, they’ve apparently forgotten how to say “please” and “thank you”. “I want” is back in their vocabulary. It’s kind of funny, actually. The same people who, 35 years ago insisted their children have proper manners, have decided its okay that their grandchildren behave like heathens. Boggles the mind, folks!
Still, time away from parents is a good thing. I always enjoyed the time I spent with my grandmother precisely because I could do whatever I wanted, eat whatever I wanted and watch as much TV as I wanted. Good times!
We had planned on taking the kids to the Museum today but it’s bitterly cold out and no one has time for that. As I write this, the kids are watching Sleeping Beauty for the hundredth time, playing with their Christmas toys. The house looks like a tornado came through (again!), so I best be signing off for now.
I have some exercising to do! 😉