I have just spent 4 incredibly wonderful days with my grand niece. She is six and smart as a whip. She used to live within 20 miles of her father, grandmother(my sister) and me. She lives in CA now, and I haven't seen her since x-mas.
Saturday we had a pool party for her birthday. I spent all day either running around hosting it, or in the pool. I was working on 5 hrs of sleep, and didn't get to bed until 1am. Sunday was at our home again, with my sisters family, in the pool again. I had her overnight Sunday, and Monday the temp was 94. Swimming, again, that day for only 3 hrs this time. She slept at her Gramas Monday night and was back this am and my husband and I took her to the science museum.
I am so totally wiped out and sore, and I know I pushed myself way to far, but I have to take the time I can because its not very often. I was crying after we got home because I couldn't get my t-shirt off. How sad is that. I hated to ask my husband because I thought he would tell me I shouln't of pushed myself. Once again, he understood why I did it. He knows that little girl is so precious to me. He took her swimming while I rested with ice packs. Then I made dinner, and after we played games.
I just put her to bed at 11:30.
I am not complaining. I'm happy I could do what I did. But sad because my time is so limited. She goes with her dad tomorrow. I will have her again, next Monday and we plan to go to the Childrens Museum, provided I can walk by then. We go to museums and the zoo. She loves it, because these are the special places that Mimi & uncle Dan take her.
Listen to me ramble on & on. At least this time, and it is a 1st, I'm rambling to people who can maybe understand all of these little things, but still are not comparable with what I could do. That sounds so "woe is me" doesn't it.
Anyway, after these last 4 days, I am willing to suffer through whatever, because it was so worth it.
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