It had been over three weeks since Grampy and I had hugged Amara. I don’t think we have ever gone that long before but we had gone to a convention and come home with Monster Bugs and we didn’t want to expose her. Not only was I missing Amara, I was going crazy missing her Mommy! As of Friday, life with our family has returned to normal. The kids came over to visit and Amara spent the night!
It was movie night at Grandma and Grandpa’s and Amara brought the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. She had never seen it and neither had Grampy! I had wonderful memories of seeing it in the theater with her Mommy when she was just about the same age! It felt so special to experience it with each of them! Grampy hugged Amara when she was afraid for E.T. and I had to tell her that he wasn’t going to die! I don’t like to give away a movie but she was so sad for him.
Of course movie night always includes dinner and the minute her parents were out of the driveway Amara started asking for pizza! But she was easily persuaded to have the perfect meal for watching E.T. — Aliens! I would even let her make them. Aliens are one of Amara’s new favorite meals.
I had never made aliens but she had told me about them and her Mommy had sent me a picture. I had both ingredients — hot dogs and spaghetti. Amara carefully sliced up the hot dogs and patiently explained to me how to thread four noodles through each slice.
I love our life!