Makin' Memories - 05/30/14
Just back from a road trip meeting my parents halfway to deliver my daughter for a week of Nana & Papa's Camp. For 6 years now, my amazing parents have been taking each grandchild for a week. They've always hosted each child separately so they can focus (spoil) that child individually. We meet at a Cracker Barrel, eat and part ways for a week.
I feel so fortunate that my parents are well enough to do this. Simultaneously, I feel so blessed that my children are getting to experience all that Nana & Papa are about: spoiling, exploring, field tripping, shopping, story telling, crafting, dispensing wisdom.
My mom documents every activity they do with a picture. Then, at the end of the week... she gives them a memory book with each moment captioned. My parents also let the kids stay up as late as they want, watch as many movies as they want (we limit screen time @ our house,) go anywhere they want, do anything they want & skip their vegetables if they want. As you can imagine---- by midweek the little inmate is running the asylum.
On the trip today, I talked to my kids about how important this time is. How special these memories are. How no one can ever take them away--- And how one day these memories will mean even more than they do today.
While it was hard to let my baby girl go today.... I'm so thankful to my parents for this priceless investment in our children. I want to be just like them when I grow up.