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An apology to Bay Area CTers

APonKP's picture

I have to throw myself at your feet for mercy.  I completely forgot that 2 months ago I promised to keep our grandsons while their parents were on a trip.   I need help!!
I don't know why I didn't write it down on my calendar, where what's left of my brain is.


If you all want to come to St. Helena I can still make arrangements for you though.  If you go to Pt. Reyes, I am going to shoot myself.  If you go to the City, I will only beat myself up.


 


 

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
Jangomango's picture

(post #56638, reply #1 of 8)

Now, what was it we were going to do?    I've forgotten.

APonKP's picture

(post #56638, reply #2 of 8)

 


 


ROFL !!!!!!!!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
MER02's picture

(post #56638, reply #3 of 8)

AP,

How long with your GS be there with you? Also, how old are they? If we are going all the way up to St Helena, you are definitely going to hang out with us. Lets just get the date right.

APonKP's picture

(post #56638, reply #4 of 8)

Mer, you are kind to say that, but they are 6 and 2 .  Wineries are out, restaurants are doable but not leisurely, and they're a little young to appreciate a cooking class, (though the 6 yr. old can make great pancakes from scratch).   I have accomplished a major feat if I can just get us all bathed, dressed, fed, and strapped in the car, in between refereeing the fights over the same toy.   It's a lot for an old granny. 


They are coming on Tue. the 25 and the date for our minifest was the 27th.


If you do come up here, you should come up to the house to say hi and have a glass of wine, if you have time.  Of course, by Thur. they will have been here 3 days.  I and the house will probably be a shadow of our former selves. 

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
Marie0507's picture

(post #56638, reply #5 of 8)

Don't apologize! I think we should do one of three things:

If it isn't too hot, let's still come up and see you. Someone else had kids-so she can bring them and we can talk over the screams of a thundering herd of children. Trust me, they can't be worse behaved than lots of people in the meetings I attend. So we go somewhere casual for lunch-it's okay w/ me. We could even go somewhere and have a picnic.

If it is hot, we can do some kid-friendly thing in the city / Berkeley-same thing, everyone bring the kids, do something casual. I can eat at a fancy restaurant anyday, but it's not every day the CT'ers get a chance to get together! We should be able to work around a few kids.

If you don't want to do something w/ the kids, then let's meet down in the South Bay. That would have been a long drive for you, anyway.

APonKP's picture

(post #56638, reply #6 of 8)

Kids definitely crimp if they are as young as my GSes, but thanks for the offer.  I wouldn't want to be responsible for Mer deciding to remain childless.  :)  Read my post to her.  I'll help with plans for a St. Helena trip though.  And thanks for being so understanding.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
knittermom's picture

(post #56638, reply #7 of 8)

I'd love to bring my 2 boys - they are 5 and 3.5 years old, so ML's description of a "thundering herd" is exactly what it would be like - but it really sounds as if AP would rather weather the "storm" from the safety of her home. We could set a date for a St. Helena visit in the fall (crush time?), and do the South Bay, since that is so far from AP anyway (meaning she wouldn't be able to go even without the GSs, not that we want to be as far away from her as possible!). If we did do St. Helena, we wouldn't be able to have AP hang with us all day (it sounds like) and that would be a bummer. AP is right, even though I'm sure all of the boys would be fine and well-behaved in a restaurant/winery, unless everyone is used to kids, they do make it hard to have sustained conversation and focused attention on anything (mainly because the parent/grandparent is intent on making sure nothing gets broken, and so on, ad infinitum).

Just a thought,

Kris

APonKP's picture

(post #56638, reply #8 of 8)

LOL!  What knitter-mom said.


As for me, I remember when carting two little boys around was no big deal.  Sigh.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne