Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A full loud house oh how I love my grandchildren but you all know that

Good morning world how is everyone on this lovely Tuesday morning, well it is Tuesday morning in my part of the world but not in other parts this I know because I am wise and knowledgeable, ok I'm not either but it sounded good didn't it.

At the moment I have both Blain & Leo here playing down the hallway and in about an hour I will have Sydney-May and Summer joining them so a full house for me today.

Jessica came over as Leo was annoying the hell out of her so she brought him here, it was just lucky that Blain was here and that later the girls will be here. Although Blain and Leo have a habit of fighting after they have been together for a while but at the moment it's all good.

Tim is off till just after lunch when he leaves he is doing afternoon work all this week, I will be having the girls while Kathy-Lee is at work for a couple of hours so sometime just after lunch all should leave and I will have a quiet house for a while, hopefully.

Oh you know what I saw in the stores, well one store last Friday Christmas stuff that is what and even though I liked them and wouldn't mind some of what I saw I thought it is still only September, I checked the prices of the stuff and most of the things were under $20 now if they stuff was expensive I could get having them out earlier so that people could layby them and pay them off but that wasn't the case. Usually we see Christmas stuff in the stores from October and yes I know last week was close to October but still it was September just saying.

I was speaking to mum last night and yes I know I talk to her every night for something like 20 minutes and yesterday it was the third time I talked to her during the day but not the point. She was saying how dad gets annoyed with her when she wants to go to be at 8.30 at night but when mum says she is heading off to bed that doesn't mean getting up and going straight to bed. She has to make sure the dishwasher is packed and put on and she likes to clean the kitchen as well as doing a few other things it usually takes about half and hour from the time she says she is going to bed till the times she gets into bed.

Anyway mum said she told dad that she thinks she does pretty good for a 74yr old woman, she is up usually between 6-6.30am every day sometimes earlier she is watching young children every day and drives grandchildren to daycare and school two, three or four days a week. She takes care of dad and is the one who does most of the housework so if she is feeling done in by 8.30pm she should be able to go to bed without anyone complaining that it is too early.

Dad usually says up till around 11pm but he also doesn't get up till mum wakes him with his breakfast ready for him around 9am, three hours after mum has been up and busy.

You know if mum was to lose dad I think she would cope pretty well after a bit but if dad was to lose mum I think he would fall apart and find it harder to go one without her there.

Even though both my parents are in their 70's I find it hard to see them as elderly, more mum than dad she is so busy and full of life, honestly at times I think mum has more energy and get up and go than me and I am 22yrs younger than me.

Jessica just had me go and get Macca's for breakfast for everyone cost $33 but not bad when you consider that was breakfast for 3 adults and 4 children.

Yes the girls are here now I have been writing this for close to 1 ½ hours but I am at last finished and will now post.  


Janie Junebug said...

I think most men would have a harder time if they lost their wives than widows have. Women know how to do such a wide variety of things around the house. You are such a good grandma, having a houseful of children.


Rita said...

Wonderful family post. Can just hear how happy you are to have a full house and gab with your mom every day. :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes I agree, Tim usually says that he thinks would not cope if he dies first but I think he is wrong

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Thanks it was a great morning and the little ones had a great time

diane b said...

Your mum is an inspiration with how much she does.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes she is

CWMartin said...

I think Mum must be a lot like daughter.

Carol Kilgore said...

It's wonderful that you and your mother have such a close, loving relationship. Your family inspires me.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Thank you mum is amazing

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Why thank you my mum is not just my mum she is my best friend

Now it's dads turn

Guess what, yesterday morning my sister Sandra rings to let me know she had to ring the ambos for dad, he was having trouble breathing an...