A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
I spent the first part of this week with our grandsons. Our daughter was asked to teach a couple of hours each day so I went to help with the boys.
Monday both Alex (age 2) and Theo (age 2 months) were with me. I was not worried. After all, Catherine and Rachel are 21 months apart so I was confident it would be fine.
What I did not factor in was the length of time it has been since the girls were 2 and 2 months. The memories came back very quickly.
We had a tornado in the living room.
I didn’t remember the key phrase “put one thing back before you get out something else” until it was too late
Holding Theo while playing with Alex was a little more of a challenge than I anticipated.
We moved into Alex’s bedroom, and I opened his closet door for him – tornado number two! I forgot how quickly a two-year-old can make a mess.
We all survived the morning and Tuesday Alex went to school so it was just me and Theo.
I forgot how relaxing it is to snuggle a sleeping baby!
I was hoping to get a picture of me with the boys. What I got was a snapshot of real grandma’s life.
What I remember most from these days is why we have children when we are young!
Today in Costcos a toddler slipped fell. There was a collective gasp as a group, okay, herd, of mature women my age *cough* mature ran to help. Baby stood up laughing, and the mother looked as if she might call an amber alert on us.
That’s okay, I was through shopping anyway.