My mom knows how Suzanne & I go crazy with our kids every week when we try to have our business meetings. These meetings can stretch on for hours because we get interrupted by the little angels about once every 30 seconds. So today, my mom offered to take Ellie & Noah somewhere with her during our meeting. It was so nice!
She took them to the mall to feed them lunch and let them play at the "play place", where I would never take the time to stop at the mall (in fact I try to make Noah look the other way when I pass it). She also had to deal with an "accident" Noah had in the mall. I felt so bad but my mom just laughed about it (partly because Noah told her he had a "fart in his pants").
Lastly, today my mom made cookies and saved a little bit of cookie dough for us! That was just the icing on the cake.
My mom truly is the best, and Noah thinks she's the best Grandma too. For the first year of Noah's life my mom babysat him A LOT because I worked 20 hours a week. On top of that she babysat Ellie when Suzanne was at work too, and for at least one day a week she had Ellie & Noah on the same day. That is not an easy task, let me tell you.
I will never forget how my mom called me every single day after Noah was born (probably for at least a month) and asked me "what can I do to help you today?". It made me realize how much more I should be serving people, like she does. I try to remind myself of that, especially because I know not everyone is as lucky as I am to have a great mom that lives only 3 miles away!