It is New Years Eve eve and I am spending some quality time with my Grandchildren. This always includes sleeping over with them. It’s like a big pajama party. I have to admit that I have never seen an eight year old girl wear a sleep mask to bed, but this one had a unicorn on it and was quite fancy. She pointed out to me that there was a theme going with the unicorns on her PJ’s.
It was about 11:00 p.m. when we turned in last night. We pulled the trundle out on Addie’s bed and all three of us hit the sack. The festivities started with Addie reading to Max and I from her Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls book. After about a half hour we decided it was time to turn off the light. So the light went off and the Rainbow Maker came on. She is quite tickled with the gadget that Papa and I bought her for Christmas. It displays a rainbow on the ceiling or wall depending where you position it and turns off automatically after it has been on for a while.
At about 8:30 in the morning I hear a pixie-like voice say, “Grandma are you up?”
“Yes,” I reply. She said, “This is when I usually get up and open my curtains and make my plans for the day. Like usually I eat some breakfast and take a bath and do my chores, if I have any to do.”
“I see” I replied. “Well let’s let Max sleep a little more before we let a lot of light in the room.” She thought that was an okay idea.
She told me she didn’t sleep very well due to the fact that she was worried whether Max and I were comfortable. Aside from an occasional elbow in the head and back, my night was relatively calm.
So we got up, made our way out to the kitchen where my Son was already up and at the computer. We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes and watched PBS Kids on my laptop. What a great way to spend the last part of my visit home.