Monday, June 29, 2015
The Hostage Exchange
The grandchildren are here.
All 3 are enrolled in watersports camp (sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding) from 9-3:30 this week. With care for my mom only in the mornings, this seemed like a good arrangement and so far it's worked fine. We won't be taking leisurely walks, running out for fro-yo whenever we feel like it, or using the yacht club pool. But they're here.
Of the many difficult things that go with caring for a frail elderly person, one is that I can't travel to see them. (Tried it once...nope.) Hooray for M. and hooray for their mom who met half-way (200 + mile drive for each of them) and performed what M called the hostage exchange. Some motherly free time for their mom in exchange for 3 children for us.
Anyone like to make a different sort of hostage exchange here in Pillville?