Express

I express my love to my kids and grandkids in different ways and my favorite is texting emojis with hearts. Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandkids from school. As soon they enter the car I ask how was their day, if they have homework, and “I love you”. However, when I went to pick up my oldest she’s in middle school, her reaction a typical teen. Like any girl of her age, she grumbles, looks tired, and rolls her eyes. So, when I ask regarding her day, this is her response “same as every day grandma and I know you love me. Don’t need to tell me”.

I kept quiet and turn on the radio. My other two grandkids who remain in the back of the car immediately say “we love you, grandma”. I smile and we switch the conversation to something else.

My oldest since she turns 13 she’s quieter, grumpy, and her only concern her best friends. We use to talk and now our long conversations are quick and I missed it. I’m aware is a typical teen and it will pass. However, I want her to understand she can count on me for anything.

After we got to the house, she gave me a hug and whisper in my ear “I love you grandma”.

 

Daily Post: Express

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Disobey

I remember my mom telling me if I disobey her or my dad they would be consequences. Also, I do remember those consequences wasn’t too pleasant. Then I become a mother raising my children in the same way I was raised. How many times my children or my grandkids would break a few of those rules.

The other day my granddaughter who just turn 13 doesn’t want to follow a simple house rule. She’s at that stage of her life besides being moody where she feels our rules are silly. When she feels she wants to be heard then she disobeyed to make her point.

I will see it at work when a student to make a point they break one of the school rules. Also, we have the ones who doesn’t care no matter the consequences.

When my grandkids disobey it brings back a few memories of myself and my daughter at their age. That’s what I call Karma.

 

Daily Post: Disobey

Unmoored

Unmoored~ I’ve never heard this word before, possibly because English is my second language. However, I google the word for a definition and I didn’t get it. So, I decide to look for quotes that it will help me to understand the word “unmoored”.  Lately the words are being used on the daily prompt it doesn’t inspire me to write and this is one of them. This is the close quote I find that can mean something so here it is.

 

Also, I’m excited its getting close for the end of the school year. I’m ready for vacation and to pick up my girls in Arizona.

Qualm

In exactly seven days it will be the end the school year. No matter how excited I can be about summer vacation, I’ve the qualms about being off for three months without a paycheck. My husband doesn’t want me to find a temporary part-time job. He constantly reminds me how short the summer can be in North Dakota.  Also, I’m picking up our granddaughters in Arizona the following day. They will be spending the summer with us. Our first plan for the summer would be camping at the lake. It’s their favorite place.

 I know I worried too much and after a while of rethinking I realize everything will be okay. My husband wants me to enjoy and relax, especially after being suffering with depression almost the entire winter. What can I say I married a wonderful man and after 34 years he still shows how important I am to him.

 

Daily Post: Qualm

I missed you!

” I left the light in my heart on, in case you ever wanted to come back home.”

#1Liner

 

I’m back home and missing my granddaughters very much. After spending four weeks in Arizona and getting beat up by the heat it was time to get back. Of course I’ve be spending the day cleaning the house, paying bills, laundry, and answering emails.

Also I’m getting ready for work on Monday since school starts on Wednesday and the cafeteria needs to be ready.

The house feels quiet, empty, and depressing as a result it’s time to get into my computer.

So here is my one-liner prompt for today and tomorrow I will start writing regarding my time in Arizona with my grandkids.

 

In response to One-liner Wednesday hosted by Linda G. Hill.

Time Zone

I’m in Arizona and the flight went fantastic it took only 2 hours 56 minutes. The kids love to be on the plane and they were trying to figure out the time change.  In North Dakota we have Central Time and in Arizona they’ve Mountain Time. They began to Google on why in the USA has different time zone. That keeps them busy for a while.

In North Dakota it’s two hours ahead of Arizona.  My oldest granddaughter just reminds me that I’m two hours younger. Yes, my grandkids can be very funny.

I went to Wal-Mart last night to get a few things and I call my hubby about 10pm I did forget the time change and he was already sleeping. Oops!  This time change can screw our time to go to bed, because by 8pm I was sleepy. At least for the next three weeks it would feel like that.

Phoenix

 

Daily Post: Clock

Surprise, Surprise!

This 4th of July weekend we have a great time and for my surprise my son revealed the sex of his baby throwing fireworks. The night was perfect for the occasion, clear skies and not too breezy. At 11:30pm we all went to the field excited to see which color would spark in the sky. Our group was around 20 people and only my granddaughter made the comment that she wants a girl all the rest was bidding for a boy. I didn’t make any comment as a grandma I don’t have any preference; however in my heart I felt it would be a little girl. When the fireworks begin and we all saw the pink sparks everyone begin to cheer and jump of excitement.  It was an emotional moment. I hugged my son and I told him he will be an amazing dad. He’s a good son, an amazing brother and uncle. Yes, it’s a girl who will be arriving in the fall and now it’s time to plan a baby shower.

It's a girl!

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