After the events of this week, I was ready to settle down and to relax and have a nice calming weekend. Duh…what was I thinking? We had made plans with the Nurse and Fisher dude to watch Cam-Man this weekend, so they could go spend the weekend with the younger sister, the College student, at her apartment on Campus town.
Cam-man arrived at my house on Saturday, and he was not happy to be there. First off, Papa was not there (he was grocery shopping, because we all KNOW I am not ALLOWED in a grocery store.) Second, he wanted to go with his parents. So while he was crying full-blown tears and not happy, we still managed to say Good-bye to his parents after they had brought the truck load of stuff, they did for him to stay the night at my house.
I never realized the amount of stuff a 2, almost 3-year-old needs to be able to “spend the night” at his Grandparents house. A suitcase filled with stuffed animals, and blankets. A mattress (well I did ask for that) a couple of changes of clothes, and a couple of “snack packs” because we all need our “certain snacks”.
Cam cheered up, after we called Papa to find out where he was, and he told us to look out the window. Cam broke into BIG smiles and helped Papa unload his truck from the groceries, he had to check each bag, and had to have some help when Papa gave him the bag of toilet paper to bring in.
With all of the groceries unloaded, Papa asked Cam if he was ready to head to the park for a bit. Cam almost broke his neck getting down the stairs and ready to go…. They headed to the park for about an hour and had a blast (or so I am told). When they arrived home, both were tired. Papa wanted to take a nap, and Cam and I snuggled into the rocker, and Cam faded fast in my arms.
After sleeping for about an hour and a half, I warned Papa, we might want to wake him up, or else we could be in for “a night”. Besides, we needed to go let “Bella” out. Bella is the Nurse and Fisher dudes dog, that was probably ready to go out, if ya know what I mean.
After finally rising Cam-Man who is particular to his Papa tickling him, we loaded up, and went to, as Cam put it “his house”. After letting Bella out and playing with her for a bit, she went back into “her room” and down the road we went”.
Cam was convinced we were going to have a “party” and we proceeded to get things going. After dinner, Cam had a bath, Papa had a shower and Meemaw had her shower. We were all in our p.j.’s and it was on.
Papa and Cam were looking for movies, but we had already rented “Wreck it Ralph” and we got ready to put the movie in. Cam looked at us and said “party?” So…we went upstairs to the kitchen and made some popcorn, and a mug full of diet caffeine free coke and we were ready to roll…
I do have to say, I enjoyed the movie. Cam watched the whole thing, and sucked down his “pop” and popcorn, and we all giggled and had a great time.
After the movie ended though, uhm..someone was not quite ready to go to bed…they wanted to play “peek a boo”…
So we put in another movie, and hung out for a bit. Papa got tired and decided we all should go to bed. (Best laid plans…..) Papa ended up going to bed at 11 pm and Cam and I hung out until about 12:15…he finally climbed into his bed and went to sleep after telling me “it’s to dark in here Meemaw…” I lit the night lite and he drifted off. Papa checked on us a couple of times throughout the night. I know this, because I was on the couch with Cam on his mattress right next to me.
Cam woke up at about 5:45 am, and he was scared, simply because I don’t think he knew where he was. He came and got on the couch with me, but by then Papa was calling from the bedroom, anc Cam wanted to go. Something though set him off, so we were all up by 6 am.
We all got up and toddled around a bit. I fixed breakfast for all of us, and Cam had his weight in bacon and juice. Papa and Cam played most of the morning, and the funny thing was? When Cam’s parent’s came to get him, he was happy to see them, but then started screaming when he realized he had to leave. There was a tear in his Papa’s eye when little dude left.
Grandbabies….who knew they would feel this good, but wear you out so much? (This is after little dude left and Papa and Meemaw had about a 3 hour nap….apparently we weren’t the only one’s, the Nurse said little dude had a 3 hour nap as well….Fun times…priceless……
Ok, I have to give the Electrician Props (that would be an attaboy to us Air Force Vets, and yes, I am an Air Force Vet).
Knowing that my chin is on the floor and I’ve had a rough week with Momma he did the thing he does best, he made me laugh my butt off.
There was nothing and I mean NOTHING on t.v tonite other than the regular College football (that is on my t.v on a regular basis on the weekends). He (after taking his shower and putting on his p.j.’s for a night of relaxation) went to the Video Store (Yup, my small town has one of those), and rented the movie “Brides Maids”Okay peeps, I seriously laughed my ass off, and I also related to this movie, I don’t know why, and I don’t know how, but I did. I’m not a movie critic nor am I am an expert but this movie had me laughing at the word go. Uhm, I would not recommend this movie to my Mother-in-Law but I sure laughed my butt off.
So…props go to the Electrician who reminded me in his own way, It’s just life and sometimes we all have to find our own way and do it with the only thing we can, and with what we know how..Because I sure giggled for 2 hours and five minutes, and I really needed that…..