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2007 September 24 » Philoxenos

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24th September 2007

Free Coffee

When the cat is away the mouse…

…looks for free samples! I’ve been online doing a few things that I don’t get a chance to do when the kids are awake and I discovered free coffee!

Folgers Gourmet Selections. Get A Free Sample

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24th September 2007

Old men and children

I believe that’s actually a line from a Mary Chapin Carpenter song. I love her music. I like to play it in the car, loud, with the windows rolled down at night.

We went to Costco today to enjoy a polish dog and soda for just $1.65. A friend watched all three of my children this morning for three hours so I could go to our apartment and clean it. She was craving a polish dog so we went and enjoyed one together. She has a little boy that’s nearly three months older than my son, but my son is on the bigger side and her boy is on the smaller side so they’re about the same size, except her son is much more mobile than mine.

We stuck them in the double stroller and sat down to enjoy our lunch. We didn’t realise that we’d be such a spectacle. It seems that there is a group of senior citizens that meet at Costco to enjoy lunch together. And why not? For a couple bucks you can have a feast! No less than five old men came by to have a look at our kids and were particularly interested in the boys, who they¬† thought were twins. One man chuckled at the girls, who were enjoying a bit of freedom and being a bit silly. He chuckled and said “I had five kids. I know what it’s like!”

It’s interesting because I have had more positive comments about children from older people than anyone else. I remember a time when I was carrying our second daughter in a sling at church and one of the older patriarchs of the church commented that he loved seeing children in church, being loved by their parents. I wonder if it’s because they have the time to look back and appreciate the time they had with their children and grandchildren. Maybe they regret not spending more time with them while they have the chance. Or maybe they wish their children would come to visit more and bring the grandkids with them. I don’t know.

But I know that my oldest daughter recently told me that she misses Nana and Granddad in New Zealand. I asked her why and she said “Because Nana has better dress-ups.”

Nana and Granddad, you’re sorely missed. We’re looking forward to Christmas.

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