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Two days down for Grannycation (the name I created for my 4 day all day all night Beckathon while Maggie is at Microsoft having fun being a blogger)….

Two days in and I’m toast.  Not bad toast.  Good toast.  But I’m freakin’ exhausted.  B is too.

I realize today how easy I have it compared to my daughter.  It will be noon and I feel like it must be dinner time.  The days are long and tiring. I get nothing done.  Nothing. And it was different when I stayed home with my kids.  I chose to stay home with them.  Maggie went into the hospital one day and came out the next with a baby to raise all by herself.  She’s still adjusting to her new life 5 months in.  A life I know she’d never trade for anything.

I have so much respect for Maggie and everything she does. I’m so glad she can enjoy her time in Seattle.

Grannycation.  Yes it’s been busy for me, but I’m not doing it alone.  We’ve had visitors to make the days go by.  Which is good because B doesn’t like to spend time alone.  B loves people.  He truly does.  He lights up whenever you talk to him and while he may be a bit needy, you can tell he loves us.  Really loves us. We spent the mornings lying on the floor on our mat and he’d turn his head to me and smile and squirm like he was so excited I was laying there with him.

Lying on the floor makes you realize how badly you need to vacuum and dust.

So we called Uncle D on day 1 to see if he wanted to come over and help while I cleaned.  Now this is up for interpretation, but I swear Beck said “D” twice when he got there.  He loves to be with his Uncle Derek, which thrills me since he’ll be the only male figure in his life for now. And by the looks of it, Uncle D is smitten too.

Aunt Coco and Knox came today to help a little in the afternoon.  We even took a ride in the car with Knox riding shotgun and me in the back with Beck.  He thought it was cool that Granny could sit in the back with him and the car still moved.

Two more days.  I’m going to cherish each one.  Has anyone ever said “I wish I’d spent less time with my grandson?”  Not happening here.  I’m enjoying every exhausted spitting screaming laughing sleeping on my chest minute and wishing I could have more.

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3 Comments on B’s First Grannycation

  1. Lauralee Hensley
    April 24, 2013 at 12:49 am (6 years ago)

    A wonderful exhaustion is still wonderful. He’s so stinkin’ cute, you’re a very lucky granny indeed.

  2. Jendi
    April 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm (6 years ago)

    In my experience if you lay on the floor enough times you won’t notice the dirt and dust…until someone stops by to visit. Enjoy your grannycation!

    • Linda
      April 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Jendi, I’m enjoying the time so much!


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