Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekend at Grandma & Grandpa's House

Had a wonderful, beautiful weekend. Friday night the grandkids came over for a two-night visit while Mom & Dad had a much needed weekend away. This was the itinerary:

Friday night: Pizza at the local restaurant. Highlight: Being told by other patrons that when they saw us coming with kids they groaned. Then they told us they were so impressed with our grandchildren they just had to tell us they enjoyed their meal tremendously. (Could it be these children have been taught how to behave in a public setting, to be respectful of others around them, to enjoy the company of the ones they are with instead of wanting to move around and to speak in a proper tone instead of screaming to be heard?)


Taking them to the new Super WalMart. Highlight: Actually being able to walk around the store without chasing children AND walking through the toy department without having to buy them one toy. (Could it be that these children have been taught that it's okay to look and dream without having to have every want fulfilled immediately?)

Off to Nana's house for a quick visit. PopPop was working :( Highlight: They love their great-grandparents. (Could it be that these children are being taught the value of family and it's okay to just pop in for a few minutes just to say hi?)

Aunt Sue's for lunch. Four adults, four children and loads of fun. Highlight: Kids played well together while the adults had time to sit and chat. (Could it be that the children are being taught that there are times when the grown-ups would like to visit too?)

Back to Grandma & Grandpa's for dinner and a movie. Highlight: Sitting in the dark, eating popcorn and having the movie in surround sound a little louder than it should be making it feel like we were in a real movie theater. (Could it be that the children are being taught that you can have fun right there in your own living room?)

Sunday: Enjoying a big country breakfast together, having your granddaughter sing a song that you could pretend to cry at the beginning and then laugh with joy at the end, raking leaves outside with Grandpa and running through the house and screaming because Grandpa was playing the monster part. Highlight: Seeing the children's faces because they didn't want to go home even though they were happy to see Mom & Dad. (Could it be that the children have been allowed to bond with their grandparents and their grandparents aren't too busy to spend time with their grandchildren?)

Overall I would say the weekend was PRICELESS!!!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a wonderful post...makes me wish we could ALL HAVE TIME WITH OUR GRANDCHILDREN LIKE THAT....I love your outlook.

TheCrankyCrow said...

That was truly a beautiful weekend Lucy - sounds like you have precious grandchildren and precious children who taught them wisely - And, gee, I wonder where they got THAT from??!! So glad you - and they - had such a special time building more memories. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

lilraggedyangie said...

Great Post ,sounds like a great weekend! Well trained children are hard to find these days so Im sure you are proud! I hope you have a wonderful week!hugs lilraggedyangie

Angie Berry said...

Aw, what a sweet time you all had building precious memories! Good for you!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh how fun! What a perfect weekend!
xx, shell