Having our entire septic system rebuilt has been an experience, with huge equipment tearing up a massive section of our yard. A couple days into limited water usage, as we headed toward no water usage for at least a bit, the kids and I went down to my parents’ house for the better part of a week.
Living close enough to my parents to have them at most every birthday gathering and special day, as well as the quick visit here and there, is just wonderful. The down side, of course, is that a few hours here and there is usually the length of a visit. Settling into their home for day after day of just being was such a special gift. The kids got to move slowly enough to peruse bookshelves and find treasures and make up games and just absorb that sense of being at “grandmother’s house.”
Our unofficial first vacation of the summer:
devotions at breakfast each day
plenty of time to just sit with a babe or two
Nana’s magical garden path, where toddlers get lost in primrose
finding a new corner to explore
sleeping in with baby
game after game of wiffle ball
naps on rainy days
somebody snuck my phone during our read-aloud
boys I love
heading out to play in “my” backyard — so special.
Agreed that living nearby is great but the short visits don’t make the time for enjoying life together. This was such fun – seeing the kids explore the grounds, watching them find books to read and sit in my sun-filled porch, and sharing devotions by morning and stories by night. Come again – soon!