As I posted a few days ago, Laci just turned 30. For her birthday she and Matt, along with some of their good friends, went to the Bahamas! I had kid duty for the first part of the trip. It was Nana time with the Rogina three and Hurley! We had a great time playing, potty training (the boys), having lunch at In-n-Out, just to name some of our activities.
Tuesday night, as I was putting the kids to bed,
Mackenzi asked if this was my 3rd night with them....this is how our conversation went:
Z- Nana, is this night # 3?
Me- Yes Mackenzi.
Tomorrow night Grandma and Grandpa are coming over after work and you will stay with them until Friday night. Mommy and Daddy will be home then.
Z- (starting to get teary eyed) Nana, I'm going to miss you so much...(now crying!)
Me- (Calmly explaining to Z,) Mackenzi...you know I live in my house with Boppa, right?
Me- ...and you live here, in your house with Mommy, Daddy, and your Bo Bo's right?
Me- Mackenzi, I want you to know that when I visit I have to go home to Boppa and Daisy. But, I love you very much, so every time I leave I will always come back. I would never leave you forever. Also, when ever you are missing me, just ask Mommy if you can call me!
I dried her tears, promised her I would be up as soon as I picked up to sleep with her again on this last night....and all was right with my sweet little girl.
Wednesday afternoon Grandma arrived to take over. As I was saying my goodbyes to the kids, Mackenzi came to give me a hug, and started to question my leaving. I asked her...Mackenzi,
what happens when I leave? She smiled and said I have to go home, but I will always come back because I love her! She then went straight over to Grandma, snuggled up next to her, looked at me and said: I'm not going to be sad, I'm going to have more fun with Grandma anyway!
Boy, does that girl know how to work both sides or what!
Here are a few more pictures of my sweeties.
Thanks Laci and Matt for letting me have the kids all to myself for a few days!