The granddaughters are coming next week. They live in Denver and it’s the annual pilgrimage east to see the old folks (yes that’s the beloved husband and me). We look forward to it and it’s always interesting (and exhausting).
When you see kids once a year you can see the change. You watch them grow. During the first visits they were toddlers so there wasn’t much going on. Then stalking the Target toy aisles was the highlight of the trip. We could spend a day there. Sometimes I wondered if we needed a toothbrush, jammies and a camping permit.
We did toys for several years and the toys morphed into big girl stuff still located in or near the toy aisles.
Then we moved to clothes. Still at Target but we looked at bright colors and really fun stuff (that I wanted to wear but…well…size…)
Target transitioned into other stores and eventually into Amazon gift cards because they had a bigger variety of things they could purchase. We would still wander around clothing shops.
We also transitioned into and out of fruit boxes, little yogurts, easy fruit and other foods little munchkins prefer. Their Gramps taught them to eat clams at an early age. (He has not instilled the love of clams in his wife!)
I emailed their mom and asked what they are into this year. She said they love Ulta so maybe a trip there would be great. Yikes! (For those who don’t know Ulta is all about makeup, hair and skin care.) I guess they aren’t munchkins anymore!
They will do a day at the local amusement park although I’m not sure if that’s for the kids or more for their mom and Gramps both of whom LOVE roller coasters. (Grammy Kate will remain at home in a recovery nap with a mocha drip.)
They will be 14 in a few weeks. I’ve always said, kids both age you and keep you young at the same time. I’m hoping to learn some new makeup tips!