Saturday, March 15, 2014
I Laughed Until My Stomach Hurt
This afternoon my mother and father in law came to Northbrook to see Molly perform in her school musical. Afterwards they came over for dinner (Lou Malnati's pizza) and to visit with the girls. Then we played this game:
Have you ever played it? It's a combination of The Telephone Game and Pictionary.
Some of the drawings and guesses were so wrong.... so hilarious (sweatpants somehow became face-pants which became pants-on-your-head)..... that I found myself holding my sides and laughing long and hard. My father in law kept having to take his glasses off to wipe tears from his eyes. There were several times when I had to control myself to keep from spitting wine across the table.
I love these kinds of nights... low key time spent with family, laughing and talking and sharing our lives.
Though they don't live that far (about 45 minutes away via the tollway), we don't get to spend as much time together as I would like. They are busy with their lives, and we're busy with ours. I've been trying lately to be more purposeful in making arrangements to get together, but then things get crazy again and I forget.
My girls are lucky to know their grandparents and know them well. They're lucky to have family who will come and watch them perform in Xanadu, Jr. or watch their dance shows. Marty and Nancy are lucky to have amazing grandchildren who have inherited their musical talents.
What have you done with your Saturday?