Today’s topic and title was requested by Book Boy.
Today was the start of our annual Thanksmas weekend. The day started out fun, because we had a little surprise for Book Boy. Yesterday, Tim reminded him that we were planning to leave as soon as Tim came home from work, so around 5:15. He told BB to take a shower when he came home so that he’d be nice and clean, and to clean his room after the shower. BB wasn’t too happy but agreed.
But Tim and I both knew that he was actually getting off work at 2, so he, Little Sister and I would all pick BB up from school and leave for Mimi and Grandpa’s house immediately. LS and I went up to the door to wait for BB, as usual, and then walked out to the car together. BB was shocked to open the car door and see Tim in the front seat! It was a great surprise, and a fun way to start the weekend.
Our little family is usually the only one to arrive on Friday, so we have my folks (aka Mimi and Grandpa) all to ourselves for the evening. Mom, LS and I did some shopping (two stores for last-minute Thanksmas gifts, then to the grocery store to get stuff to feed the 13 people who will be here Saturday and Sunday). BB had way too much screentime and is now asleep on the couch.
Tomorrow, we’re off to Pete’s Coney Island for breakfast – mmmm, can’t wait! (We don’t often go out for breakfast.) btwinny and family should arrive around noon, and firstwin and our brother with their partners later in the afternoon (I have no idea when). Should be a great time! Tune in tomorrow night for more, possibly with pictures.