Friday, March 18, 2011

Overnight Date

Even though our house has ample amount of toys, Connor chooses Dixie cups to provide amusement.

Last night I was feeling a little blue and concerned about Caleb. Today was his classmate's party. I wondered how Caleb would greet the day. With concern mounting, I called my mom to lament. It's funny, no matter my age, there's just something comforting about having my mother listen to my woes. I think just hearing her voice soothed my soul, but her reassuring words provided additional refreshment. We hung up the phone after several minutes, and I felt like a weight had plummeted off my shoulder.

About a half an hour later, my parents called back. They invited Caleb to an overnighter at their house that would include an IMAX movie, dinner out, and a trip to the toy store. Caleb was still up when I received the call, and he beamed when he heard the invitation.

Tonight, Caleb is at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I spoke to him once on the phone, and he seemed happy, and basking in the attention. Grandma and Grandpa seemed thrilled too.

When I was a kid, my parents were always helping me out and finding solutions to my dilemmas. I've realized, they're still at it. I'm grateful that I have parents still wanting to find answers to the challenges that ail their adult children and grandchildren. My parents certainly found a beautiful way to salvage a difficult day.

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