Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, MN

When I talked to Ben this morning, he told me that he had forgotten to remind the girls that they had Spanish class after school and that is where I pick them up on Tuesday afternoon.  Jill had reminded Camille but when she realized that Norah got on the bus to go home, she got on the bus too - and didn’t tell Norah and Charlotte (she was just plain going to skip Spanish because it hadn’t been mentioned.  The Spanish teach called Jill, Ben met them at the bus stop in the van and hauled them back to school for Spanish class.  The story made me chuckle and I just love their parenting style - they give them a lot of leeway but also make them tow the line.  I picked them up and we had fun putting together Mother’s Day cards for the hospice group. Even the neighbor, Scout, joined in on the fun.

I got home just in time to dial into a Zoom gathering to watch my cousin Sherri and Manny get married on the beach in Hawaii.  I had never done this before, so it was a bit awkward for me, but it was kind of a nice way to share the experience and I got to say hello to a few of my cousins.  It was a beautiful setting and it would have been nice to be there in person.