Day 2 of 16 with the Grands *Biscuits, Gravy, and Disneyland*

I “blew it” on the first day the youngsters were here, but I didn’t find out about the mistake I had made until the next day. When by snickering whispers, knowing looks, and finally a confession, I learned what I had done. I felt like poking every one of these three in the middle of their funniest bone to make them suffer. Happened this way:

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People who live here in southern California will probably find it hard to believe, but these youngsters of mine have never been to Disneyland. Never. Now I don’t believe they have suffered in any way for this lack of entertainment for they’re well adjusted friendly people, and don’t seem at all disadvantaged or in any way abused or neglected. 🙂 Anyway, I decided to treat them to such a trip while we are keeping them, ran the details by their parents, then ordered and printed out the tickets. It would be a secret, I decided. They would know we were going on a very special outing, and only when we arrived at the gates of the “happiest place on earth” would they know our destination to be Disneyland.

I was so excited. And so dumb. Left the tickets in full sight on the desk in the study; a desk that is not off limits, a desk where they are allowed to work, and to get tape, pens and such from its drawers.  Ella saw the tickets first, ran to tell Brady, then Cole saw them a few hours later. None of the little rascals right away said anything to me, but when I mentioned the secret trip they had blank looks on their faces, nodding wisely and sweetly. Finally Cole whispered to me, “We’re going to Disneyland, aren’t we Granny?”

“These youngsters of yours are little rats,” I later told Andrew on the phone.

“How did they find out?” he wanted to know. “Brady emailed me last night that they were going to Disneyland.”

Amidst slightly embarrassed laughter, I told the deed. And now you also know the saga of the almost secret trip to Disneyland.

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For breakfast on Tuesday we had biscuits and gravy, and when we were eating dinner, Brady said, “I love biscuits and gravy, Granny. We could have that for breakfast every day.”

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During these days we’re eating breakfast and lunch at the bar, and since we only have four bar stools I’m usually not sitting with the rest during these times. Love seeing Pappy with these special grands, hearing him say a prayer over the meals, or asking one of them to do so. Unforgettable, dear times.

6 thoughts on “Day 2 of 16 with the Grands *Biscuits, Gravy, and Disneyland*

  1. Jean Walter

    What a sweet thing for you to do…take the kiddos to Disneyland. You are brave to do an all day affair…I am tired just thinking about it. Enjoy the grands…I am watching my two year old granddaughter this weekend and switching days with her five year old brother while their parents are in Mississippi for a wedding. The other Grandma is also on duty…I am enjoying the one on one time with them. Blessings to you.

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  2. Nita

    So happy you can share with your grands this trip. How sweet of y’all to take them. I hope you all have the most marvelous time. Our children have great memories of the fun times we had together there. Larry and I decided we would go to Epcot a few years back and I must say it wasn’t nearly as fun as being with the kids and seeing such excitement in their eyes. Love to you and Uncle Jerry. Stay young at heart just like you are. Hugs and kisses to you both.

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    1. Love you so much, Nita. Trust you are recovering as much as you can from your losses in the recent Louisiana floods.

      I really am excited about the Disneyland trip. It turns out that your Uncle Jerry has decided to stay at home. Not quite sure he is up to a very long day at an amusement park. Since the grands have never been, we’ll be going from opening until closing hours! Rebecca and her son, Nathaniel, will also be with us.

      Blessings and my love to you always.

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