Our granddaughters live in Denver. We live on the east coast so we don’t get to see them too often. They are coming in to town later this week. The last time they were here, they were around 3. They will be 7 in November. They are big girls now!
On their last trip my stepdaughter, trying to ensure there was no extra work, said not to get anything special for them. They eat everything. That’s not true. We don’t eat kid-friendly food and they were not fans of pastrami and Swiss cheese.
This time, I turned to my former co-workers with kids, Siusanne (yes, that’s the way it’s really spelled – go ask her mother!) and Karen. They gave me a list of kid-friendly food with some advice.
Since I have never had children there are things I didn’t know – like kids eat often so you should have easy stuff on hand. Busy kids are not bored kids so have some ideas for them to do. Kids can watch the same video over and over and over again (really?). Be sure to stock wine (for me, not the kids).
We will have regular dinners like barbecued chicken and spaghetti but we will also have those chicken nugget thingies that you can nuke or bake in a flash. We will have Clementine oranges and grapes, goldfish crackers and yogurt, peanut butter and jelly, maraschino cherries for ice cream sundaes (do you know how many cherries it takes to make a sundae – lots!) and some other good stuff.
There are a lot of activities going on at this time of year. We have pumpkin picking and corn mazes. Our local amusement park has a boo feast for kids and there is a local kid’s science center. Of course there will be shopping to do. They love Target!
They will be here for three days before going to New York City to explore. I am exhausted just composing this post! Perhaps I will stock both wine and chocolate and schedule a visit to a spa!