Monday, July 09, 2007

Once Upon A Time


There lived three girls with their parents. These three girls grew up in Ohio (Go Bucks!) and Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) and had a mostly happy upbringing. One weekend, after the girls had families and children of their own, the parents and the oldest and the middle decided to descend upon the youngest and her family, having just moved to a new city, and "help" them with projects around their new house.

This was fun, but kind of odd because two of the sisters had to drive with the parents and spent the weekend without spouses or their children. The two sisters, who spent quite some time in the parents' van, at times felt again like they were 12 years old, bounding out of the van at rest stops without having to lug a diaper bag or think about who might need a snack.

Finally, after working and working one of the days, they got the nursery painted, the spare bathroom painted, shelves installed and curtains sewed. It was a successful weekend. The End.

8 comments:

tiennie said...

Yay for sisters and parents! (Especially ones that will help out!)

goodkarma said...

Fun story. I know that if my brother and I had to do the backseat on a roadtrip we would easily devolve into our old selves... hee hee.

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Channon said...

How cool! I actually like hanging with my inlaws though...

Mandy said...

I love your "once upon a time" story. Not having to lug a diaper bag? I can't even imagine that day will ever come! Sounds wonderful, though!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, that's so neat. My sisters and I used to get together pretty regularly -- the married w/kids ones would descend on a single no kids one for a "Sister Weekend." We'd teach each other new things (basket-making, quilting) or do a group project (reupholstering), go to movies and out to eat... or cook something delicious together and eat in. Good times, great memories. The parent factor was never in the cards for us -- very cool. I hope you have the opportunity to do something like this again!

Sharon said...

You all really look like family!! That is really great that you do stuff for one another!

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