I am so excited to have a good story for our 100th blog post. Grandparents for a day.The other day Nathan decided that he wanted to play with Audrey and he was lost in his imagination (he is very good at imagining and playing things out - so much so that his reality is skewed for very long periods of time).
Nathan decided that he was Audrey's dad. So he went on an on doing things that a good dad does. The picture above is Nathan reading to Audrey. Audrey asked, "why are you my dad?" Nathan responded, "Because I married your mom." Immediately he turned to me and asked, "Do you love your husband?" I smiled and played along.
When Ryan arrived home Nathan greeted him saying hello to his dad and instructing Audrey to say hello to Grandpa Beadle. Ryan was confused for a moment and then I was able to catch him up on the game we were playing. At dinner Nathan asked Ryan how old Grandpa Beadle is and we responded that he would be 68 this year. Nathan then stated, "okay dad, you are 67 and I am 30." He referred to me as Tonya and I quickly responded that he should call me mom to which he reminded me that we were married. I was getting a little weirded out by the game so I asked if I could be Grandma Beadle instead. Grandma Karen suggested that his friend Helen, from school, could be his wife. A big smile appeared on Nathan's face as he asked, "Can I go to my wife's house tonight?" Eventually the game did fizzle out but it took hours.
I put off posing about being Grandparents for a Day and I am glad I did because there is more to add. Two nights ago Nathan arrived in our doorway at 1:18 a.m. He said that he had a very bad dream. When questioning him about it he then told us that in his dream I was a grandma. It was hard not to laugh - even at that hour. I assured him that I couldn't be a grandma until he is at least 23. That seemed to make him happy and he eventually fell asleep on the floor of our bedroom.