Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pay Attention, Kids.....

Dear Hubby and I are blessed with 4 wonderful kids (and a son-in-law).  Oh, they try our nerves from time to time and we often wonder if we have done everything we possibly could.  Well, this past weekend, all our fears were put to rest.



We wanted to get away again since it was a 3 day weekend.  Since Black Monday (the day I was laid off) happened, we figured it would probably be best NOT to spend the money.  DSK (Dear Sweet Kids) got together and gave us a large gift basket (sorry, no picture....Dear Hubby attacked the chocolate right away and put the champagne in the fridge) filled with champagne, chocolates, cheeses, crackers, sausages, etc. along with this gift certificate.



First thing Saturday morning, the Wild One and the Computer Geek (both of whom are still living at home) took "the boys" and drove to the Married One's house in Charlotte.  Later that afternoon, the Wild One put another gift basket on the front porch filled with Panera Breads and breakfast rolls. Dear Hubby and I had a wonderful weekend alone without kids, without dogs and without having to wake up first thing in the morning!

So pay attention, kids ........ Parents, feel free to share this post with whomever you feel appropriate.


Blessings, Cathi

19 comments:

Colleen said...

What GREAT kids! That was wonderful of them to do :o) Glad you had a nice little getaway!

pacificpatchwork said...

Oh! Sweet kids! I think that's wonderful.

Stephanie D. said...

How clever!! And generous! No wonder you're so proud of them!

Darlene said...

Awesome kids - they ROCK!!! :-)

Cindy said...

NOw that's what I call having "KIDS". LOL

The kind of "KIDS" we all should have.

Oh my word - have you awakened from your weekend and come back down to earth?

Got to love those "KIDS".

paulette said...

You did a great job raising those kids!! No doubts there!! Hope you had a great weekend! Loved your story!
Paulette

Lynn said...

So what you are saying is that teenagers grow up and become thoughtful and considerate? Hmmm.
Sounds like you've got some kids that you can be proud of (plus the son-in-law). Very sweet story.

Jo-Anne said...

That sounds so heavenly!!
What great kids you have!! Sometimes they really prove that all of our blood, sweat and tears were worth something! :)

Michelle said...

Wow...how sweet! You must be proud!

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Well, those kids certainly redeemed themselves didn't they!?! Don't you just love it when they put their thinking caps on and come up with such great ideas? I know you are a proud Mama.

Kim said...

Oh a lovely staycation.....I bet your place is nicer than most B&B's anyway.....and you know where everything is!

Nice story..thanks for sharing

Teresa said...

Now how cool is that!

kim@ A Thyme Remembered said...

You all did a great job on those kids.....what a nice thing they did for mom and pop!!! So happy for you!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

That is just wonderful! You did good raising them!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What sweet kids! I have a feeling you've done lots of special things for them throughout their lives. I bet that's where they got the idea :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Cathi, this is just wonderful! Glad you enjoyed yourself as well.

Carrie P. said...

How sweet of your kids. So glad you enjoyed you time alone together.

Wendy said...

Kids can sure surprise us when it's least expected. So Sweet. I hope you had a romantic weekend.

Libby said...

What a treat . . . . and a testament to great parenting *s*