In My Bathroom
GBE 2: Blog On Week #75
The grandchildren arrive mid morning. Both Bob and I are so excited to see their beautiful faces, hug their little bodies, and hear their delightful laughter.
|Braelynn with Popsicle to cool down|
Bursting through the doors as if Kramer were coming through, they split ranks and run to hug our legs. (I just love that phrase. A good friend of mine coined it when she wants/needs to see her mother who lives in Florida she will say “I need to go hug my Mom’s legs”.) In anticipation, Bob and I have made sure we have on slacks that can take a good face/nose wiping. (one just never knows what the remnants might be)
|Reid and Hudson taking inventory|
After hauling out all of the toys Grammaleigh keeps, taking detailed inventory that no one else has played with or broken any toys, we head outside. Thankfully, the backyard is fenced in since Bob and I can’t always keep up with what they are doing.
|Braelynn and Grammaleigh swatting flies|
We encourage running. Especially during the water pistol fights. We encourage screaming, yelling, whistling, somersaults, hopping, jumping, and bug investigations. We want them to be just as tired as we are! None of this staying up late stuff, for them, because Bob and I certainly can’t handle it!
|Reid and Hudson|
After dinner and two more showing of whatever movie has already played three times….it’s bath time. In my bathroom, the water is drawn. The bubbles are added. The bath toys come down from the shelf; floating puzzle, the red and yellow fish, and the plastic measuring cup for rinsing off. The can of spray soap is handed off and the shower doors closed for complete fun. Grammaleigh grabs a book and seats herself knowing the bathwater will be drained and replenished several times.
|Braelynn, Grampa and Riley|
After a nice warm bath, Grammaleigh swoops them from the tub, tosses them onto the bed, rubs them moderately dry, and lathers them up with lotion. Soft baby lotion to sooth the savage beast! Donning pajamas, they climb onto Grampa’s lap to have a story read and rock into sleep.
That’s the magic of my bathroom.