Today the boys were home from school and their parents had to work. Michelle left about 11:15am and I arrived about 12pm. They boys were fine for the short while by themselves and it teaches them a bit of responsibility.
We left their house about 12:30 and went to the pizza place and had a slice and a drink. That's the first time the boys and I have had lunch together in a long time, so it was nice to just sit and chat while we ate. Then, we headed out to browse the stores.
The boys are growing up. They actually waited while I tried on a pair of jeans that were on sale. I don't usually shop for clothes when they're with me, as I have trouble finding things that fit. Today was my lucky day. I took two pair of jeans into the dressing room and the second pair fit perfectly. Then we browsed the shoe department, electronics and toys. They both found Le*go that they'd like to have. Brandon is a Le*go nut. He's loved it for years and has a lot of it, but he still enjoys building it. However, now that he is almost 14, the Le*go he wants to build is expensive. So, no Le*go, but he did ask me to buy him a shoe horn, which I did.
After that, we went to the mall, but it was crowded. It seemed every kid in the city was there so our visit was very short lived. We headed home. It was time because the boys had chores to do before their Dad got home.
When we arrived, the boys took the dog for a walk, swept the living room and kitchen floors and then it was time for them to relax. By this time my left knee was killing me. The hardest thing I can do, other than go down stairs, is walk on cement floors. I think it should be compulsory that all stores install cork flooring. It is cushioned and easy on the legs and feet. This would also be a plus for the staff.
We had a pleasant day and made plans to do some other things in the coming weeks. We may go to the sugar bush next week if it's nice and it is tradition that we attend. It's a nice outing.
The first weekend of April is the Rock and Gem show. I didn't go last year, but since Michelle is having surgery on April 3rd, it doesn't look like she will be able to attend. The boys always enjoy the Rock and Gem Show and so does she. It's fun and admission, up to this point, has always been $2.00. One way or the other, the boys will get to go. It's another tradition we have practised since the boys were small, although their parents most always take them. Some years I meet them there.
Do you have traditions for Spring Break? I would love to hear about the activities you do with your children or grandchildren, or even the traditions that you do without kids.
Enjoy your weekend. It's to be nice here and I plan on getting out of the house. Cabin fever is setting in. ~Blessings, Mary~