Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Off to soak it all in

In about 45 minutes the car will turn towards Kansas City. A plane will be waiting. It will whisk its way to Baltimore. Once it arrives one passenger will jump off, grab her bag and get on a train.

Most Nanas that I know do not have to go through all of this in order to spend a weekend alone with their grandchild. But we have been making plans for about three weeks.

"Nana, I want to go on the train 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 times with you!"
"The train only runs on the week days."
"That is OK- we can still go 10 times!"
" How about we take the Metro into town two days?"
"OK (sad voice) but we will see all the animals and the airplanes?"
"Yes, maybe even the dinosaurs."
"Can we dance?" "Yes baby"
"How about doing some mak'in stuff?"
"I have my bag full of things to make for the tree."
"Did you know that Santa has a key to my front door?"

And off we go into another conversation.
Skype and the phone are amazing.
Our family lived 2000 miles from my parents most of their childhood.
With modern technology- it is almost like living next door.
Still, the rare visits with the grandchild are few and far between.
Soaking him all in will be a pleasure!

No comments: