So at this point I have been to their house for almost two weeks in the past month. Then we had a week of out of town family and funeral arrangements going on. Two days after the funeral and the day after all the family left, I was back down to their house to take care of the three grands and two dogs by myself for four days. If this were an occurrence a few times a year, I would enjoy it. Three times in a month is just too much for me.
Now this weekend my son and DIL are off to a family wedding in Maryland. They are taking the baby, so Bob and I are picking the boys up tomorrow and bringing them to our house until Sunday. They told me they are making arrangements for the dogs, so I hope they did.
Things are slowing down a little bit, but it’s still something we’re all working on. On Sunday, Bob is taking the boys back home, then he is continuing on to Cincinnati with Kyle to take him back home. The Kyle Project didn’t work out as completely planned, but some progress was made. (Again, more on that in a later post). Bob and I just know that we’ve done all we can and we’re done taking care of others so much. My son and DIL also agree with us in slowing down their lives, which in turn will calm us all down.
Next Sunday is the start of some time for us. It’s a Las Vegas trip that we’re really looking forward to. Then one more prior babysitting commitment the day after we get back. Four more days of me back to the kids while their parents go to a retirement party in Virginia.
We’re all looking forward to the Holidays after that and son and DIL also agree that they need to stay home more, get rid of at least one dog, and slow down a little. They have quite enough going on with three small children and their own jobs. They need to stop taking on extra trips and activities.
Chaos and I just do not get along! I HAVE to have order, plans and organization. I’m not real sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it works for me and makes me happy.
That’s the new plan. We’ll see how it works!