On Friday morning, while drinking my tea and perusing Facebook, I came across this cry for help.
With nothing on my schedule except for cleaning my own house, which I’d gladly skip, I texted my friend, Allie and told her she could bring her kids to my house for the day for some swimming so she could get the house cleaned in preparation for their relocation to Tennessee. A little while later, she dropped off a carload of her 5 youngest children – aged 2 to 10 years (she has two others as well…one who was working and one who stayed to help her clean).
After a few hours in the pool, the kids had worked up an appetite and were ready for some lunch so we ate some pizza on the porch.
A little while later, the Popsicles came out.
Finally, the kids had enough pool time so we went inside to watch a movie and eat popcorn.
Little Wesley was out like a light within a few minutes.
After the movie, we played a few rounds of Whoonu.
Finally, after about 6 hours, mom returned for the kiddos. If it took her 6 hours without the kids, I can’t imagine how long it would have taken her with 5 extra little ones running around. I was so glad to have been able to help and had a fun day hanging out with some sweet kids.However, I will admit that after they left, I made myself a cocktail and spent some time enjoying the peace and quiet in the pool with my husband, who was home from work by that time. It’s great to be able to spend a fun day with some kids and then send them home. Ha! Just like being a grandparent.
We are really sad to be losing a lovely church family to Tennessee but look forward to having a chance to visit them in the Nashville area after they are settled.