Monday, April 4, 2016

Over the River

“Over the river and through the woods, to the grandchildren’s house I go
  The plane know the way, I’ll get there today, o’er the California coast…”

SUNDAY
1.     Pack
2.     Get to airport.
3.     Wait.
4.     Fly.
5.     Get back from airport.
6.     Unpack.

MONDAY
1.     Repeat all above.
2.     SEE THE GRANDCHILDREN!

And my daughter and son-in-law, who I enjoy immensely, but definitely have dropped on the Speed Dial list to “parents of Zadie and Malik.” I think they understand.

The list of “I’m getting older” complaints is well-known—at least to my friends— predictable, real, often difficult to accept in oneself and boring to listen to in others. But “the grandchildren!” is for so many, top of the list of the perks. Beats out getting a seat on the bus and $2 off at the movies.

Photos and little stories will surely follow. Meanwhile, packing my picnic basket of goodies to take to the little ones. 

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