So the time has come. I am enjoying this final night being kidless. It’s quiet. And I was able to get lots done during this time. I spent lots of time with friends (listening to them jealously tell me how lucky I was), spent a lot of quality time with my husband, rested, wrote in my journal, shredded old documents, filed old papers, caught up on work, ate whatever I wanted and of course, missed my babies!
Yes, Cooper does seem to be picking the gorilla’s nose and Brodie is throwing some gang sign. Not sure exactly what they were learning from their Aussie family – I’ll have to ask them when I see them!!
But knowing that they were (or are still) in the very capable hands of my in-laws – it was easy to relax and know that the kids were having an amazing time. Even when we talked with them this morning (our time) – knowing it was their last night in Australia – they were not chomping at the bit to get back. Brodie barely said three words – she was engrossed in something on TV. Cooper was extremely talkative about everything and nothing.
Cooper has been playing Aussie rules, they’ve been to the zoo, they went to Scienceworks, they played with their cousins, they went go carting, Cooper caddied for Pop during his golf outings, they walked the dogs, they went to the caravan….they had a great time.
I think the grandparents are glad that this part of the experience is coming to an end…and after 36 hours of travel with the two of them, they’ll be ready for sure to turn over the reins to us! And of course, we’ll be happy to take them.
This time tomorrow night – chaos will have returned to the Gurrie household. The dog will have peed herself with excitement (on my newly shampooed rugs), the kids will have destroyed their very clean bedrooms, laundry will be every where and you won’t be able to wipe the smiles off our faces!