The art show sounds so nice, Harriet! (Even if some of the works seemed sad.)
So... we have survived 21 hours with the two dgrands together. I should say, I have survived. Dh is about at his limit.
First, dgs, while impersonating a dinosaur, attacked dh, hitting him on one of his knees... which are always tender spots... and dh has felt miserable physically ever since.
Second, dgs appears “lazy and uncoachable” — leaving dh feeling miserable mentally. I’m pretty sure dh expects a bit much considering dgs’s age... but it IS frustrating to try to help him with his t-ball skills.
OTOH... last night we took them to see the Incredibles 2, and that was fun, and before the movie, we went to the park at the chemical plant where my ddad used to work. We weren't quite sure if we were even actually allowed to be there, LOL, but no one else was there and speaking for myself, again, I had a great time. It is so neat — everything there is just exactly as I remember it from the early 70s! I have a lot of wonderful memories there, and it was nice to share it with the dgrands.
The ONLY changes — the merry-go-round seems smaller. And less mechanical. I remember it as being a sort of thing with bars that you pushed with your feet and hands to make it go — but now there is no place to put your feet and the hand bars do not move. I don’t know if I just dreamed the one in my head or not, LOL.
Also, there used to be two large metal slides. I think they removed the larger one— probably a safety concern.
Anyway — for the first 12-13 years of my life, it seems this is where we spent the Fourth of July, with bar-b-que and fireworks, and it was a lot of fun.
The plant has changed ownership and names a couple of times, one building has been torn down and a new addition added where they used to shoot fireworks, and they only employ a small percentage of what they used to, but when my dad worked there, it was a really good place to work.
Oh well... enough memory lane for me... hope you all have a great weekend!
Tomorrow is another day.