Thursday, January 23, 2014

Resplendent Reprieve

Hero [heer-oh], noun; a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Also, a mother-in-law who drives nine hours in snow to watch your four kids so you and your husband can go away for a night.

Forget Spiderman, Superman, and Batman. My mother-in-law, the darling Grammy Pammy, is our hero.

Greg and I slipped away a few weeks ago for a wonderful 24-hour respite. We went to a Bed & Breakfast close by, read books, watched movies, and ate amazing food cooked for us by our hosts. We finished entire conversations and then started new ones. We slept in. We remembered a few of the things we liked about each other before four kids began demanding 95% of our energy. That's always a good thing, isn't it? To remember how much you actually like your spouse?

We had lunch at an Irish place - Greg drank Guinness and watched soccer, which are his two main hobbies. He's very good at them.

Breakfast is served!

A million thank you's to our hero, Grammy, who held the fort down like a champ.

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