Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For The Sake Of Grandchildren

ThatManILove is out of town this week.  And I have our Little Brother and his little brother for the week, as their mom’s gone to a teacher conference in DFW.
After I dropped the boys at their respective venues, I called ThatManILove.  Here’s how that conversation went:
Me:  I’m enjoying these boys.  I miss when Brody was little, taking him to school, doing the breakfast thing, hanging out.
TMIL:  Well, we could always adopt a couple more kiddos.
Me:  Right.  And you’d come in the door one day, and, like you did with Zanna the Wonderpup,  say, “Jane.  Do you realize we’ve just signed on for a 13 year commitment with this pup?” ; except we know now the commitment would be 30 years plus!
TMIL:  Yeah, I guess you’re right.  But, babe - look at it this way– we might be a little closer to having grandkids if we went ahead and adopted children now and raised them up.
Me:  The way our boys are going, you’re probably right!


Travis Erwin said...

I'll be glad to loan you my hoodlums anytime you want.

i beati said...

HE always knows the right time

Linda said...

While I enjoy the empty nest we have(periodically!) I must say I really miss the daily interaction with the kids, so I know how you feel.

Our first grandchild was born in March, but sadly is half the country away. As the offspring all approach 30, I am really hoping for more babies soon! And closer!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What fun for you! I bet you all are having a blast! You may need a weekend by yourself to recoup:)