After living in my generous sized home for almost 15 years, it was time to downsize. But where oh where to go? Until I settle that question, I am spending some time with my daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons, 8 and 6.
They live in a large house in Eastvale, California, where I have the guest room and share the bathroom with Spiderman, motorcycles, soldiers, WWE fighter guys, and the aforementioned grandsons.
I share everyday with my grandsons, and behold this great world again through their young eyes.
I also participate in such daily rituals as making sure their bears, Oscar and Jake, have the tv remotes close to them, so that after the boys go to school and if Oscar and Jake want to watch tv, the remotes are within their grasp. Thank goodness, they haven't actually turned on the tv, but they can if they want.
There's an in ground swimming pool and spa to relieve those real estate aches. There's a trampoline for the boys to jump around on. There's an herb garden and wriggly worms to visit now and then. There's a basketball hoop where I have been known to swish a few in. There are about 3 or 4 skateboards that I go nowhere near. Stupid, I am not. There is a community park within walking distance, and a community center with many activities for young and mature alike.
Sometimes, I take them to school, help with homework or make them waffles for breakfast.
They keep me on my toes and share the joy of living with "young uns" again!
Halloween is coming up, as well as the holidays ~ which will be great fun in this old, new, Home.
There's an old saying that grandkids are wonderful because they go back home after they visit. Well, here, they don't go back home.
We ARE home and it's Great.