The Magical Land of Grammy's House
I hope you are all enjoying your very first day of Spring Break. We started off ours last Friday by road tripping to my hometown to stay with my mother, or Grammy as she's now known. My sister and I loaded up our kids (7, 3 and 2 years old) and headed south.
Grammy's house has become this magical place (especially to the 7-year-old) where anything is possible. Growing up in the country, I took for granted that cows and horses were just part of the backdrop, but to my 2-year-old, seeing cows is an event.
Although I do love midtown, country living has its perks. For example:
1) There's something to be said for not having to worry about traffic. When I open my front door, it's an immediate "hold my hand" situation. At Grammy's house, it's a good 200 yards away from anything with a motor. I think I even let my child out of my sight at time or two.
2) You don't go to the park, you just go outside.
3) There's no need to go to the zoo. Granted, there aren't any zebras or elephants, but we did see a wild turkey, bobcat, frog (who peed on my fearless nephew), horses and cows.
Since it was St. Patrick's Day, we put together a fun scavenger hunt that stretched over 3 acres and was a huge success. This Spring Break, I highly recommend putting one together.
Naptime and bedtime came without any resistance and my son almost set a new record by sleeping until 8:15 Sunday morning.
He's now spending a couple of days with his other Grandmother who also lives in the country. When I was dropping him off, I was waiting for some tears or a sign that he didn't want me to go. I got nothin'.
BUT, I did get to watch a whole movie with my husband for the first time in quite a while. (Moneyball and it was excellent)
Grandmas are the best!