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On Saturday, two of their grandsons came to spend the night with them, as both parents had to work overnight shifts. Greg and I really enjoyed this since there were only two. Before you laugh, remember, usually there are so many people around when we are all together that we don't really get to enjoy the kids. With only two hanging out with us, we got to visit and talk and be entertained (Trust me. The Lady Gaga song was entertaining--as were the songs they made up)! Chloe got a kid fix, which she always needs. We couldn't help but laugh as she licked them til they giggled!
We decided to take a trip to the Goodwill store (see how low key this trip was!) The kids were excited. They could pick out something to get "if it was worth it and wouldn't break before the afternoon was up". I was excited--used books for the classroom. My husband was excited--he loves a bargain. Off we went.
We split up and headed to our respective areas.
The boys found hula hoops. The entertainment began. Around their necks and around their waist. Those hula hoops were moving! Of course, those had to go home. Later, hula hooping in the living room while playing catch with the football sounded like a good idea, but Grandpa quickly put the kabosh on that!
Greg found a game he'd always wanted. I found a lot of books to take back to school. Success.
Game night followed. First, the game Greg found Fact or Crap. Really, kind of a fun game. More guessing than anything. And the boys felt like they were being naughty since they can't use the word Crap at home. They still didn't get to say it, but they did have the card!
Later we played Apples to Apples. Another fun one to play with kids. Both of these will find their way into my classroom. Because they really make you think! And be creative in your thinking. Perfect for those days when students need a breather.
We left for home on Sunday...relaxed and ready to face the week ahead. And at least I got one more day to prepare myself for that!