Grandma to the rescue

Nov 6, 2013

My mom touched down in Alaska yesterday, and we could not be more excited!! We have a visitor from the outside world! Woo Hoo. Alaska can get pretty lonely when you are so far away from family and friends, and your husband is gone more than any one would like. 
Grandma wasn't in the house 5 minutes before the boys had books, and toys for her to play with. When my mom initially made plans to come visit she did not know that she would be embarking on playing part time nurse to three sick kids! But luckily we are passed the fevers, and ER visits…and on to antibiotics, drops, and eye creams. We have the assembly line of medication giving down to a tantrum throwing science!
Grandma gives the best back rubs!! And to Ace who has been sick for a week now, all of grandmas undivided attention is needed. I remember these back rubs growing up, and they are probably one of my favorite memories. This woman possesses some kind of magical sleep inducing powers that I clearly did not inherit. 
And grandma is way more fun when it comes to bath time…she lets them splash until there are towels on top of towels covering the floor. She sings fun songs that make absolutely no sense, but the boys think they are hilarious. 

And me…I get to finally be a spectator in this sport I call my life. I also was able to drink a full cup of coffee this morning without having to heat it up in the microwave 5 times. PLUS and this is a big PLUS, I got to go to the bathroom alone! No audience of small children opening the door, or banging on the door with hockey sticks. Alone…like my own little fortress of solitude!

Grandma's are amazing…amazing...

9 comments:

  1. Yay!!! :) Enjoy the time with your Mom.

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  2. A vacation from motherhood is always when you can go to the bathroom uninterrupted!

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    1. Right!!! It's the little things. I think while she is here I am just randomly going to go sit in the bathroom. haha

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  3. Ahhh they are amazing. Whenever Nana comes to town I get way excited, maybe even more excited than Em!

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  4. Very exciting! I hope you have a great visit with your Mom!

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    1. Grandma visits are the best! EspexiLly when it's my own mom. Hope you enjoy you time!

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  5. Hahahaha oh girl we are in the SAME BOAT, heating the coffee up numerous times. If I haven't drank it by noon I give up. You mom sounds AMAZING. And how nice to have her there when all 3 kiddos got sick. I mean, I'm sure you would've rather then NOT be sick while she was visiting but I'm sure you appreciated the help.

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  6. Jumped over from Camp Patton - BATHROOM ALONE.I'm pretty sure you experienced Heaven. wow. Go you! Go grandma!

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