Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Return of the King
Red is home! YEAH!! And my awesome Mom did all of his laundry on Sunday evening so that he wouldn't be bringing home a bag full of work for me! Ah... she loves me! :) It's always an adjustment when he gets back from Idaho. This was his 4th year going, so I was kind of expecting the little troubles, but I had secretly hoped they just wouldn't happen. Secret hopes: dashed to bits. You see, I had hoped that he would come home unspoiled, still very polite and willing to jump in and help. Because that is the young man that left my home. The young man who came home is a little different. If you got to do whatever you wanted all day, had others insist on caring for you, and no one requiring a please or thank you for a month, it would probably change you a little too. And I'm not faulting family at all - he's a guest and that's how they treat him. But now he expects to be treated like a guest in his own home. Yeah right ... like that's gonna happen. If I can't be waited on, then no one can! Right now he is playing with and/or teasing Baby Girl and Little Bug. My home is filled with spurts of laughter followed by squeals of delight which quickly turn into screams of terror that are followed by crying. And then it starts over. Ah... how I've missed him!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

My kids are with their Grandma's for two seconds and they change. Kids, at least mine, have a way of adapting very quickly to being completely SPOILED!!!

Kimberly said...

What a weird mixture of feelings that must be!

Jean Knee said...

ahh, You ole softy

mcewen said...

I know that feeling all to well [and that's just after a morning at summer school!]
Cheers

Justine said...

Holy cow, a whole month! How old is he? My kids would be catatonic after a month at my parents.

diana said...

how is it that we can love them and want to strngle them at the same time? i guess it's a good thing that we love them beyond anything and everything.

good luck.

kailani said...

But that's what Grandparents are for - spoiling their grandchildren. At least that's what my parents say. *wink*

Anonymous said...

Hey is we don't spoil them WHO WILL???? :o) Grandma

Tracey said...

Oy. Grandparent love is a killer to their behavior. They feel like royalty, for sure. Good luck this week!