Yesterday was such a wonderful day. I felt like a mother again getting everyone off to work and then off to their dates or in this case their concerts at night and at the end of the day falling into bed satisfied and tired ready for sleep.
After the kids got off to school and Patty to work I walked around the house playing house. Just picking up what few things were out of place, exploring to find out where things were and where they belonged, and just putting things away. I folded clothes in the drier, made muffins the kids wanted and fixed my own lunch to eat with Becca when she got home, she got her own lunch. I really made the muffins in the afternoon. I did five dozen of them. I froze four dozen and left out a dozen to eat yesterday. And they were a great success when the kids got home from school, everyone had at least one and Gina had three. The kids were here just a short time before their father arrived to pick them up. He took them home for the night and brought them back this morning at 6am to get ready for school. I was glad as I knew I could never get them into bed on a school night and with mother and Nana gone Tyler would have been on his own with them, I would not have been any help so Dad took them for the night. I was so pleased when James told me to stay here and didn’t want to go with his father until I told him I would stay here and be here when he got back in the morning. James does not talk much, he understands everything you say but has trouble tell you what he wants to say. He is trying and doing a great job of using his voice but it is coming slowly. He has been in school for speech since he was two and finally is showing good results. All three kids have taken me into the family and made me understand I am important to them and they want me for a forever grandmother or I should say great grandmother.
My day ended with a quiet supper and visit with my grandson, Tyler then this old lady begged off and went to bed, very tired and very happy.
The little ones returned at six this morning and were so happy to see I was still here. James had a hole in his night shirt and come right to me to sew it up for him. It was so small his father didn’t even see it but James thought of me when he found it and never showed his father. This boy may not have all the words he wants but he sure knows how to make you feel wanted, needed and welcome by his deeds. All three were happy to get more muffins with their breakfast and we all played getting off to school. Mother was already at work so this activity is just for Nana and myself now and it is a part I love to play. Now they are gone off to school and work and I have three or four hours to do my thing, this being one of them. I do keep a log to remind myself of things I need to do and the kids can add anything they want me to do while they are in school. Colby added make chocolate chip cookie, James added sew his night shirt and Gina added make a finger puppet to help her with her homework. Nana said, “She is not our maid ” but I a told her. No, true but I am a great grandmother and can do all these things for them gladly or at least try. When and if it gets to be too long a list I’ll be the first one to call a halt to the list, which of course was my idea in the first place. If this were a full time job it would be too much but a few hours in the morning with Patty and Tyler here to help and then a few hours in the afternoon with Becca here to help it is not work, it is fun and keeps me active and alive.
Those pictures never did come in so will try sending them again.
Have a great day , I know I will.