My parents! They came to visit for two weeks, though unfortunately my mother isn’t feeling well so they are going home early. My parents are WONDERFUL grandparents. They love to spend time with their grandkids, and my mother loves to bake cookies and just listen, listen, listen to them talk. My kids adore them, too, so I was surprised at church yesterday when my 12-year-old kept begging me to switch seats with him at church. He was sitting next to his grandfather. Please switch with me, he kept whispering to me. Please, please, please. Finally I said, why, why why. I love how weirdly frank children are….
“Because,” he said, “he’s old and he smells musty.”
I must use that in a book someday………… (And no, he didn’t get to switch seats!)