It's universal that grandparents can be more fun and less strict than parents. With grandparents, you get treats and can splash water out of the bath and go on fun outings and eat sugar cereal and stay up past bedtime. And Staley loves when Grammie and Grandpa don't know the rules. Like when Grammie let her brush her teeth with the non-spitty toothpaste. Or when Grandpa let her watch TWO episodes of her after-rest television show. Or when she and Adelie got ice cream after lunch.
Last night after dinner, we had this conversation:
Staley: "Mommy, can I have some dessert?"
Me: "Dessert is a special treat. We're not going to have dessert tonight."
Staley: (turning to Zach) "Daddy, can I have some dessert?"
Zach: "Didn't Mommy just tell you that we weren't having dessert?"
Staley: "Yes. That's why I'm asking you."
Zach: "Well, if Mommy says no, then I'm going to say no."
Staley: "I know!! I'll ask someone who doesn't know the rules. GRAMMIE...."
There are many reasons that we love having my parents staying with us. But Staley's sucker she got from Grammie after dinner last night might rank towards the top of her list.
Grandparents are the best!!