Whew! I made it through the week staying with two of my grandkids, EJ, 5, and Beck, 2 1/2. I say "whew" because my experience as a grandmom has been more of the one day or overnight kind of babysitting. A whole week was a new, fun and tiring experience for me. Even though I am not the kind of super-grandmom who arrives with a bag full of crafts and science experiments we had plenty of fun, in spite of a few missing mommy and daddy tears. (I got over them pretty quick).
We all got good and wet at the pop up fountains.
Some more water fun at my friend Patty's house with her granddaughter, Isabella.
My two oldest grandsons, Jared and Justin came to help me out one afternoon. Justin is a little big for the jeep, but he was game to be a good big cousin.
The good thing about EJ and Beck is that they can entertain each other for hours with pretend games in the back yard....even early in the morning still in their pajamas.
My favorite lines from the week:
EJ, playing a pretend game, showing me one of her dolls- This is my daughter. She's allergic to music. It's awkward, but we deal with it.
Beck, piling up his dishes, unasked, to carry them into the house after dinner on the patio-Thank you for my dinner Grandmommy.
I have to admit that I said a little whew! when we get to this time every night.
It was a great experience to live in the world of these two little people for a week, a world of popsicles and pretend, bikes and belly laughs, tickles and tears, and yes, I admit, some Mickey and Minnie on the TV.
And the final WHEW! at 2:30 a.m. Sunday when I heard the garage door go up and knew that mommy and daddy were home.