Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones.
This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a lively discussion about that!
We don’t get to see them often so when we do, the change is astonishing. Eldest daughter had warned us that they would appear grown but it was still a shock. They are well on their way to looking like adults. They have opinions and know stuff (technology stuff which flummoxes me!).
I’ve had my cell phone for two years now and just found out that I can talk to it. I don’t have to type out a text! Woohoo! I don’t use it a lot and the predictive word thingie works well but not having to type on that tiny keyboard is wonderful.
They brought the beloved husband up to speed on his brand new smart phone (which sadly is smarter than he is). The ability of a young mind to process information amazes me.
They enjoyed the amusement park but I wonder if it was more for their mom and gramps who are roller coaster fanatics.
They talked fast and in a tone I found hard to hear. Made me wonder if I should have kept those hearing aids!
No toys. College name sweatshirts and cosmetics were the purchases. They don’t need cosmetics as they have perfect complexions (something I didn’t have at their age) with no pores and perfectly even skin tone. (Ahh…good skin is wasted on the young!)
They were good-natured about spending their fall break with the old folks (hey, at least we weren’t in a smelly old home or are we? How would we know?) and we enjoyed our time with them.
The cats were mixed. The grays were out and about reveling in the extra attention especially Gracie who enjoyed not having Sasha steal her toys.
Sasha wondered what was going on and watched from under the bed. Mollie slept in my closet, still recovering from the trauma of all the tests. It took them a nanosecond to know when when everyone was gone.
We are back into our normal routine and I do love a routine.
Until next time…