Introduction: My children LOVE a CD we've gotten from the library called Marvelous Day by some guy named Steve. There is a song called "Opposite Day" that we play over and over again. Thus this post is called Opposite Day.
Smiled on by Grandma that is. Not so much by me.
Clark ate a bowl of ice cream yesterday morning and as I began to question him he cut me off saying, "Mom, it's Grandma's house!"
Point for Clark.
At home Bethany loves to play with friends, but because of other responsibilities she can only get friend time in smaller doses. An hour or two here and there. But up here she can play with cousins for not only hours on end, but for DAYS on end.
We have a lot of pets at home and so if Clark mentions a desire for any more we try to quell his enthusiasm. But he knows that any wildlife found in Spokane is free for the taking home.
After all, he found it at Grandma's house.
This picture has nothing to do with this next opposite, but it's a picture of Abe and Abe does something up here in Spokane that is very opposite from his normal behavior at home.
He heats up actual food for people to eat.
It's a beautiful thing.
At home I'm pretty well aware of each of my children's locations because I know what they should be doing and I'm on them. But here I'm so busy visiting with my fabulous sister-in-laws that I'm not really sure where my people are half the time. To my wonderful mother-in-law I will just say that I really do take better care of my children at home.
I don't really play with my kids very much at home. You know the kind of play where I get down on the floor and build something or play a game with them. It is a great shame to me. I think I used to much more with the older kids but I'm not doing such a good job of it these days. But Grandma and Grandpa are so patient and involved, they will take the time to play with the grandchildren. Grandpa spent no less than 30 minutes working on a Lincoln Log cabin.
Grandma may think checkers are boring, but she finds each grandchild fascinating and wants to get to know each one.
I'm telling you, she is a good woman and I feel so blessed to benefit from her example.