I think it is such a great thing and I'm happy to be jumping in to it already. My dad said after our wedding that he really wants to see us more and "do things" together. It was sort of weird coming from my dad (that's totally not like him), but I completely agreed. We only live about 90 minutes from my parents, grandparents, and a lot of my extended family...so there's no reason we shouldn't be seeing them! Mike's family lives at the least, 7 hours from us, which is a long way, but we commit to a few holidays a year there, a few summer trips, and we are trying to get them to come down to the cities more often.
|Mom & Dad in the back seat at Sonic!|
We wanted to do something a little different for food so we took them to SONIC for their first time. It was rainy outside so our options for daytime entertainment were slim. But leave it to the Barnes-Olsons to make it a good time anyway. They didn't understand we had to eat in the car, we couldn't all see the menu, so Mike stayed in the car while we all walked outside and looked at our own menus. Oh, those poor employees. My dad finished the order with a hardy "10-4!"
|The crew from the loft.|
Moral of the story is: it was fun. And I hope we can continue to show them new things, foods, activities...incorporate them into our big-kid-married-lifestyle. Now is the time to enjoy all of us being healthy adults, together!
Take them time NOW to enjoy your parent's company, wisdom, and ideas. Soon, we will be advising them on their health, finances, etc...but for now, we want to enjoy being with them.