On Friday, teachers in Ottawa are having a
holiday professional development day.
So tomorrow evening my daughter is going to pick me up on her way home from work, to I can spend Friday with her two children and their dog.
The last time there was a PA Day, they came to our house and we went out on the buses, which they loved, and went to Tim Horton’s, which they loved, and to A&W, which they loved, and came back here to play video games, which they absolutely loved! We had a great day.
I told them that at Grandma’s, there is a different set of rules.
- You can eat what you want when you want to.
- You can read Archie comics all day if you want to.
- A visit to Tim Horton’s for hot chocolate is a must.
- Cookies are in the jar and you can have as many as you want.
- Our TV and Netflix can be accessed all day.
- Video games can be played for as long as you like.
- You can sit whereever you want to on the bus.
- You can change seats as often as you like.
It’s a wonder my daughter and son-in-law still want us to watch the kids!!!
But on Friday it is going to be VERY cold and I don’t want to be outdoors at all, especially not waiting for a bus. So I am going there, and the rules are different. Can you believe it???
I am looking forward to spending the day with Owen and Brynn. And Chip, the dog. The very cute dog.
I am going to stay over into Saturday so that I can go to watch the Moms play hockey against the Daughters. It should be a close match. On the one hand, the girls have been honing their skills all season long, but on the other hand, the Moms have size on their side. The girls are strong skaters. The Moms CAN skate (at least most of them can). The girls are good at passing. The Moms will try to pass, if their sticks ever touch the puck. The girls have energy. The Moms have energy bars.
Owen is coaching his Mom and putting her through the drills he himself practices before a big game. Apparently he is very encouraging. Brynn has been getting secret coaching from her Dad. I think she is going to try to get a penalty!
I just hope there is no fighting during the game. I’d hate to see how that would turn out!
I’ll have a recap of the game highlights in my next post.
Thanks for visiting. Have a good weekend. – Maureen
I like your house rules! Who will you cheer for at the game?
I want to come to your house and enjoy all that fun and a different set of rules. I am amazed that they actually want you to watch the kids also, haha. Have fun on Friday and please obey the house rules. I wouldn’t you to get in trouble. Please tell everyone I said hello.
Hahaha. I’ll try to control myself.
In other words, they can do whatever they want at your house as long as they don’t bother grandpa!! Lol 😉
Grandpa sets up the TV, gives up “his” chair, and then disappears for a while. I think he might be napping!!!
We have the same set of rules when our granddaughter visits. Isn’t being a grandparent the best? Then we send her home to “dry out” as we call it. Enjoyed your post. Good luck on the weekend.
That’s so funny! When our three teenaged grandsons from Montreal visit us, we CANNOT keep them full! They eat all day long! But when Owen and Brynn go home they can’t eat at all!