It’s a Friday night, and the grandkids are here for a sleepover. A sleepover for them means not as many rules, pulling out the trundle bed, and getting to choose what they want for dinner, snack or slushies .
My granddaughter checks in periodically on Howrse to see what activity is going on – a girl has to check her on-line horse auctions. And, my grandson plays Angry Birds on the Tablet. I can hold my own with Angry Birds which is a real plus when you play with a six-year old wiz kid. Thank you Rovio for creating something the senior generation can play.
We rented the new Muppet Movie (2011) and watched it together. It was a nice little movie – who doesn’t love Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the rest of the Muppet gang.
At bedtime, they pick out their favorite Golden Books to read. Their Mom had a collection of these books when she was their age. I don’t know how they survived the many moves over the years, but I’m glad I didn’t give them away. Their simple stories still have a role in our lives even today.
Sleepovers are a good thing. Not to say that the grandparents don’t need some time between them to rest up, but spending time with the grandchildren we love never gets old even if we do. Life is short, and we can rest when they lose interest in sleepovers.
For now, we’ll look up the number for Domino’s pizza, make sure we have other favorites on hand, and get ready to enjoy their laughter and enthusiasm.
Grandchildren dish on sleepover:
Grandson (6) – I get to eat like a thousand pieces of candy.
Granddaughter (11) – I get to eat any kind of food I want.
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