Today started off on a very bad note. To begin with, my alarm clock woke me up. I know, I know – so many of you use an alarm to get up every day, but I am spoiled in that my normal alarm comes in the form of one or two sweet little boys trying to climb into my bed to give me morning hugs and kisses (and hopefully at a much later hour than this morning).
I was able to wake the boys easily and they were both in good moods UNTIL Little One decides that he does not want to get dresses PERIOD! Now, the reason for the alarm being set this morning was the fact that I had an appointment to take my car in which in order to arrive on time we had to leave the house in less than one hour. And, of course, this is the morning that a 2-1/2 year old chooses to assert his independence and not want to get dressed! UGH! Well, let’s just say that after much fighting arguing declaring my impending victory debate with Little One we made it out of the house just on time to make it to said appointment.
When we arrived at the dealership to have the needed work done on my vehicle, they gave us a rental car. Now, I am not usually impressed by rental cars, but this was a brand-new 2009 Honda Accord – as in it only had 125 miles on it!!! Well, that was a nice treat.
Since the boys and I had gotten all of our bickering for the day out of the way with the dressing situation this morning and we were all enjoying ourselves, I suggested that we go and visit my grandparents whom we haven’t seen since before Christmas who live about 3-1/2 hours away. The boys were elated! So, we drove home and packed an overnight bag after getting the okay from DH to leave him alone overnight and Friday (he was suppose to have the day off) which I have to say caused him much anguish with the thought that he was going to have an entire evening and the next day to do whatever he wanted without interruption. 😉 Anyway, with blessings from DH and our bag in the car, we started off on our trip.
We had a blast during the drive!! The three of us sang along with the radio at the top of our lungs. We pretended we were in a rocket. We even enjoyed our pit stop which allowed us to have a race back to the car! We were simply being ourselves and relishing each other’s company.
How can I top that? Well, when we pull into my grandparents’ driveway and park, Little One keeps saying, “We are at Gamma & Gampa’s house!! Get me out, please!!” In the meantime, Big Boy unbuckles himself and exits the car is at Grandma and Grandpa’s door before I can even get out of the car! (Note: Big Boy did wait until the car was parked to unsecure himself.) It was heart-warming to see how excited they were to see Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa!!
Being here with my grandparents is like being at home. It really is a home-away-from-home for me. Being in their house and especially in their presence fills me with peace and comfort. I am very fortunate to still have my grandparents (actually, I still have all of my grandparents so I am extremely blessed!) who are in their 80s. As I sit here writing this tonight, the only thing that could be better about being here with them is if I were still little enough to climb up in their laps to cuddle with them! Spending time with my grandparents fills my soul. I am so blessed!
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