How long does it take for a toddler to break in a pair of new shoes?
One trip to Mimi's house!!
While Subvet and I enjoyed a night on the town (aka dinner at Red Lobster courtesy of my company --YUMM-OOOOOOYYY--) the hooligans and hooliganette stayed with Mimi and Grandad.
Subvet and I are not sure we picked up the right set of kids.
Mimi said this about them, "They were a delight!! An absolute DELIGHT! No tears, no fussing, we all had a good time, they all talked and talked and played and minded and ate well and just did great!"
I'm not usually at such a loss for words...especially not with my stepmom...we've literally spent 3-4 hours at a time on the phone yakking...today, I just couldn't respond. I mean the only thing I could think of was "Are you SURE??"
Backing up to their yard is a small ranch with a donkey, horse, longhorn mama and baby, and several goats. Apparently my kids had great fun wearing a rut in the fence line, interspersed with wheelbarrow rides from Grandad, playing in the birdbath (Grandad made a point of telling me they put clean water in it!), throwing a ball, Picking Mimi's flowers and putting them in the birdbath, hiding in the "jungle" of Mimi's 10' tall elephant ears, and just running around.
Mimi was a little upset about the shape of Sugars' shoes though...she said "Well you would have liked them to look nice for TWO days at least."
Her expectations were higher than mine.......
I just consider it proof of a good time had by all.......I'm hoping to do it again soon.
Maybe I should see what Mimi and Grandad are doing tomorrow!!??!!