Hubby and I were good grandfolk this weekend. We watched Tyler both Saturday and today because Adam had some training classes to go to so that he can start working at his new job at Publix this week.
Yep, he's hired!
He's been working at Target ever since he moved here. Unfortunately, they cannot give him full time hours. He put in an application at Publix a couple of weeks ago, had an interview last week and they hired him.Publix
is a fabulous company with outstanding benefits for their employees. He is very fortunate to get in with them and he can, if he stays with them, parlay this into quite a nice career.
So, when he asked us to babysit this weekend so he could do the training, we said "of course".
Yesterday, we had Tyler here from ten in the morning until about four in the afternoon. Hubby was working overtime from 7-12, so I had him by myself for a bit. Hubby brought home McDonald's for lunch and we had a nice time playing with the blocks and trucks and reading a book with the little boy.
Today we were going to be with him from 11:30 until about six. So we had a plan. We decided we would take him down to the children's play area at the Stone River. There is a massive playground/swings/slide/castle/sandbox thing there and the plan was to take the boy there and tire his little butt out.
Well, it worked. We took him there for a couple of hours and turned him loose (with one of us always nearby, of course). He climbed, ran around, swung on the swings, played in the sandbox and we taught him how to go down a slide! This was a first for Tyler, who has not actually gone down a slide as long as I've known him. But there was a little guy a bit younger who did it, so Tyler did it too.
Of course, once he did it the first time, he had to do it about five more times! LOL!!
Well, we were pooped and so was he...plus it was getting hot (it was about 1:30 by then) so we got Tyler some lunch (we had a big breakfast before we went over) and headed back to my son's place. Tyler ate and played a little bit with us and then he was getting cranky so we put him down for a nap.
He was still sleeping when his father got home. :) So, I think our plan worked.
We will be watching him quite a bit until the kids can get a daycare situation sorted. Next week it'll be Wednesday & Friday evenings and probably Saturday & Sunday afternoon or evening.
It was fun, but we're exhausted. Now we're home, he's having a Guinness and I'm having a "Joe-sized" Captain Morgan's and coke while we wait for our pizza.
Grandparenting is tiring, but fun!