A couple of months back when George celebrated his birthday, my parents gave him the best. gift. ever. an evening of babysitting. They also gave him movie tickets and a restaurant gift card, but seriously, the babysitting was perfection. It took us several months to redeem his gift, but this weekend proved the perfect time.
In honor of her birthday, my sister invited her friends to go bowling at a chic Dallas alley (a far cry from Fred Flintstone’s lanes) Saturday night. I was delighted she included us in her celebration, but didn’t expect we could attend. After seeing the invitation, George said he was game so we made arrangements to redeem his gift. Saturday afternoon, Mom and Dad headed up to our house and set up shop. Not only did they agree to babysit for the evening, but my parents also planned to spend the night. Just before we left, I snapped a few pictures of the quads with Nisey and Grandpa.
I felt like a teenager when George and I crept home under the cover of darkness as my mom waited up on the sofa. Unlike our teen years, Mom didn’t reprimand us for breaking curfew. Instead, she inquired about our evening and dished what the quads did. My aunt, uncle, and younger cousins stopped by for dinner with our crew. Then, the quads cut the rug with their dance moves, which apparently created an uproar of laughter. (I’m working on capturing their “moves” so I can share them later, because they really are hysterical). Once all stories were sufficiently swapped, we all tiptoed off to bed knowing that four little people would wake us all too soon.
On Sunday morning, George and I woke up around 8:00 am to an eerily quiet house. When we padded into the kitchen, we found the quads situated at the quad table as my parents fed them breakfast. And, that was wonderful!
What’s the best birthday gift you ever received?