I will be reflecting back for a while on my July adventure. So today I'm talking about Tent City. As we prepped the house for the grans, we transformed our living room into a playroom of sorts. All breakables were removed. Well almost all, I forgot one of the marble tiles in the fireplace was not glued in so it was a casualty; I never liked that tile anyway, mostly because it was never glued down. So all toys and fun stuff was moved to the playroom. We bought a tent which had a tunnel attached and filled the tent with 100 fun plastic balls. By the end of the month a tepee was added to the room; said tepee was made by my mother for our kiddos to play in. (Some things I just can't give away) Also, added to the room was a princess castle. You can't have dress up clothes without the proper residence to reside in I learned. Princesses don't live in tents or tepees..........who knew. Last night as we picked up toys and took down the tent, tepee and princess castle it felt a little bit like cleaning up after the circus had been to town.......not that I've ever been in a circus.......I'm more of the zoo type!
We anticipated this month long "gran" adventure for months. We lived to tell. It was an amazing time. We learned so much about us and about them. We learned we have amazing children, who are incredible parents. We have been blessed by this experience. I can't believe it is over. I miss those who were here and those who weren't. I miss the hugs and kisses. I miss the laughter and the sound of little feet. I miss the requests for pool time, for puzzle time and for I want to eat time. It must be time to plan another trip.
Two of the guys in the shop were working on putting up a new shelf in my office today. They left for lunch but after lunch only one returned. I asked the returning one, “hey, where’s your sidekick?” He replied, “Oh, I don't have a sidekick, I have an iPhone.” Really??