I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Blog The best sort of trip

Recently we visited our daughter, not to go someplace or celebrate some event. Our daughter and husband had meetings to attend for a couple of days—just during the day. It was in the area, but they asked us to watch the kids while they were gone. We’ve watched the kids before. Keith has changed many a diaper as the kids went from babies to toddlers.

But watching younger kids is exhausting, even though we were glad to help out. The kids are now 5 and 3. Better yet, they can handle the whole potty situation by themselves. They are at that willing to help stage. The “fun” stage if you will.

I planned and brought lots of activities, including a brand-new box of crayons for each along with pen with four colors they loved using. We colored, made popup cards, books, and origami boats and planes. They loved walking and dancing with grampa’s cane, especially when wearing his large shoes. I brought my DVD player with such classics as A Charlie Brown Christmas and an animated The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. They played games with grampa on his iPad.

In the mornings, they spent time outside playing with our grandson’s trucks and trailers, our granddaughter showed me how she could hang upside down on the bars of their swing set. What was nice was that the two get along great. During quiet time they could play together quietly. I even got naps.

What was different this time was that we did not end the day exhausted. Those two energized us, and brought so much happiness. When it was time to go home, I knew I’d miss those kids. Who wouldn’t miss those smiles? As I told our daughter, we were blessed to spend time with them. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I can’t wait to see them first part of September when they come to Kearney for Keith’s birthday celebration.

God is soo good,

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