I enjoyed watching Caleb and Drew throwing the frisbee at Grandma's house today.
We've been spending every Tuesday with Grandma, roughly between 11:00am and 3:30pm, while Grandpa is out bowling and running errands. Grandma's dementia has required some extra attention, and a good opportunity for the children and I to spend time with her.
I bring a simple lunch, making sure that both Grandma and the two year old eat properly before digging into dessert. :)
This morning was rushed, as I tried to get some school work done (somewhat successful) and the house cleaned (unsuccessful). The boys seemed to have no other goal than to try my patience! I was about ready to go outside and scream, to be honest. Once we arrived at Grandma's house, however, we all settled down and had a good time together-each of the kids cuddling on my lap while Grandma fluttered around providing drinks, taking the dog in and out, and looking through old pictures. The boys were able to run off energy outside.
Relationships are more important than anything else! More important than education, a clean house, how I am feeling at the moment...Tuesdays are a good day for me to remember that, and focus on relationships.