Monday, May 10, 2010

Foot Loose and Fancy Free



My grandson survived the ten day vacation his parents took, and his grandparents survived little sleep and being crazy busy with a toddler. I'm heading home tomorrow to six inches of new snow. Yes, you can still ski at Tahoe, if you so desire. I look forward to catching up with you, as it's been hit and miss on the computer lately.

I'm also relishing the fact that I'm foot loose and fancy free. No more thinking about what a small person might be up to whenever it gets quiet and you can't see them. Only one mishap, where he tried to ride his toy down the steps outside. Of course the neighbors heard the cry and were concerned. I'm thinking, after assessing he's fine, just scared, why did this have to happen the night before they came home? He was totally unmarred for nine days...

I wonder how many hours it will take before I start missing him?

27 comments:

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, my. I can't imagine taking care of the grandkids. Did a stint with the granddog last week. Wore me out.

Enjoy the peace, Nancy, brave woman.

Von said...

Ah the bliss of your own space, your own thoughts!!!

Delwyn said...

Hi Nancy

I am looking forward to the time when I can tell a similar story...
I hope you enjoy the peace and tranquility of home.

Happy days

CrazyCris said...

you'll probably start missing him real soon, but enjoy the time off and REST!!! ;o)

Brian Miller said...

eh, i give it a couple hours before you miss him...and for the relief to wear off. kids are a blast and so fun to be around...

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

It's such a delight to be with them and to have the time to really get to know them, but it also feels good to hand the little bundle of energy back over to the parents.

Good job, Nancy!!! Now get some sleep.

Reya Mellicker said...

You might need a couple of days of R & R before you have the energy to miss him! Love that phrase "footloose and fancy free."

Eternally Distracted said...

I bet you're missing him already...

and kids are experts at going home battered and bruised when you think you've been the perfect babysitter!

The Good Cook said...

I'm thinking that as soon as there is total silence and an entire nights sleep you will start missing him.

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

You enjoy your silence! I'm sure you're already missing him... and his mom with him. :)

DJan said...

And now your life can go on as it was before, until the next adventure. It's true you should start missing him as soon as you recover, but the great thing about being a grandparent is that they DO go home eventually. Congratulations on surviving intact!

Mental P Mama said...

Awwww. How wonderful for all of you! Now you need a vacation;)

California Girl said...

i'm sure you're missing him by now...eh?

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I started missing mine before the plane landed that took me home! I couldn't stop talking about them .... well, I still haven't!

Enjoy your freedom and your memories!

Whitney Lee said...

I'm betting you miss him pretty soon. As much as I love my infrequent breaks, I start to miss my kids after a few hours!

I'm glad ya'll had such fun, and I'm sure your daughter appreciated the break as well as knowing her son was in good hands. I'm telling you, the peace of mind that that engenders is priceless.

Enjoy your rest!

Marlene said...

That's Murphy's Law. His parents will know they were missed. If they came home and everything was perfect.....

Marguerite said...

Oh my, more snow? Just can't imagine it! One mishap in 10 days is great! And I am thinking that you are already missing him? Or maybe after a good night's sleep!

Hilary said...

My guess is less than one hour. He's just adorable!

gayle said...

They were gone a long time! You were so lucky!! I am sure he wore you out...my 3 and 1/2 year old grandson does me anyway!

Butternut Squash said...

It always happens just before the parents walk in the door! I so wish that my husband and I had had parents that could have helped. What a blessing.

linda said...

hah, that's the way it's always been, i suspect....but lucky you anyway...now go home and sleep and read blogs for a week or three.
xx

Cloudia said...

Good job!



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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Nancy, you are brave...very brave...I can't imagine taking care of a toddler now...But he's adorable! You tell such fun stories...looking forward to your return...have missed you! Love, Janine XO

Brenda Susan said...

Another great post! My favorite line?

"He was totally unmarred for nine days." Ha!

Pat said...

Glad everyone survived the 10 days! LOL! You'll be missing him as soon as you pull out of the driveway! He's a cutie!

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linda said...

You miss them as soon as they leave your sight. I had my grandson Marcus with me for 5 days and as soon as he walked out the door I missed him.