Not a particularly deep and meaningful post here.
I am not kidding there is actually nothing deep and meaningful here but I found a couple of things just recently amusing and hope you will too.
Last week son number two and his girlfriend finalized the sale of their new home and moved out! I am not sure, should I be cheering? For them yes definitely, for us a more muted cheer. I am enjoying the peace and the tidiness and the opportunities for fun and games are definitely there...
If either of us had the energy! We are more like this at the moment.
To be honest the whole thing has been blinking hard work and we are now redecorating here , to make a special place for son, dil and the forthcoming grandbaby to come to as they live away from us.
On moving day we were obviously roped into service :(
My first job was to unpack the kitchen stuff!! Omg how much stuff do they think they need. Seriously they have more than me and I have been married thirty odd years! I dutifully put everything where instructed,, I am determined not to interfere or say the wrong thing. I really want my dils to like me....
Son wandered in as I was putting a collection of wooden spoons away....
"Blimey," I said "you have a lot of these!"
"You can never have too many wooden spoons" he replied.
"They have a lot of uses...."
I moved swiftly on, giggling like a schoolgirl as he wandered off again.
Later on in the day and I was in their bedroom. Okay I know it was stupid but I was making their bed up so they didn't have to do it later and I offered to unpack clothes and hang them in the wardrobes to clear the space. I was thinking I was out of the way, doing something useful. Everyone was happy :)
A big box of shoes, two suitcases full of clothes later and with only a couple of boxes to go, it was her turn to wander in.
" Erm, there's a box or case or something, I can't remember what I packed it in but......" she trailed off.
Now I am not slow on the uptake so I stopped immediately.
"Shall I leave the rest, is it private? I am fairly broadminded but I can stop now if you like.."
My turn to trail off
"Well it's just some things you don't ought to see maybe.."
"Clothes, toys? How about if I catch sight of anything risky I close the box again. Will that do?"
"yes. lovely it's just, you know, fifty shades clothes sort of stuff......", she sighed, relieved.
I just smiled and said, "Trust me I will not be shocked, you should see my toy box, no problems"
We both had a smirk and off she went.
And when I came across it, her risky stuff is positively vanilla. They have lot to discover and hopefully a long time to discover it in. Bless!!
I hope I am making an okay job of this mother in lawing. So far it seems okay!!
I am hoping that when the time comes it is this dil to be who discovers our toys, maybe she will remember this conversation and be tolerant!! Is it only me who worries about this? What if we were to suddenly die and the kids had to sort everything out. I am mortified to think of the boys going through this stuff!!
They are settled in now and the house looks lovely
Not much spanking action here to report , just a because we could, 'cos no one was here! There is a threat of one looming for biscuit eating though and I have a feeling that I better not buy any more baby clothes for a couple of weeks. :((.
I hope you are all having a good week,