While we were away in NYC, my daughter spent four days with both sets of grandparents. She definitely had to adjust back to life at home afterwards, where mama has to do 4 loads of laundry instead of just sitting and playing like her grandmas. She had a blast.
Her favorite part seemed to be my parents’ golden retriever, Molly. Halfway through our trip, we got a text message of Evie hugging Molly (maybe even more than she’s ever hugged us!). Apparently they became the best of buds.
Now, “Maw-wie” is any stuffed animal, dog, or zoo animal. It is her favorite word, along with “No” and “Baw” (ball). When we came back to my parents’ for a visit, she was thrilled to see her “Maw-wie” again. Pretty sweet and crazy the way they grow up and start engaging with the world.