Friday, March 23, 2012
Spoiling the Grandkids
“Dear Dad, We are coming home from Chicago. We had a great time. We are looking forward to coming home. We hope you will spoil us as much as grandma and grandpa have been spoiling us.”
The three boys were making good use of Grandpa’s smart phone by pecking out this email to me. Grandma and Grandpa hosted them for a couple of days in Chicago and they got to do all sorts of fun activities. Going to museums by day and eating out at night provides a good basis for spoiling, and then there was the ice cream, cake, and smoothies.
Since we were not there, we don’t know all that went on, but all reports indicate they had a great time. However, a “great time” is in the eye of the beholder. Evidently Grandpa and the boys had a “great time” at Ed Debevic's while Grandma made a mental note to never return there with them. :-)
Of course, the trip was not really about spoiling the grandkids, but about loving them. We are thankful that Grandma and Grandpa took this time to invest in our boys.