Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The G&G B&B

I'm staying the week with my Mom and Dad.  Ginger and George.  It's a little like going back in time.  Or being stuck in time.  Everything is the same here. 
My mom and dad get up at 6 and read scriptures together.  They both have breakfast and take turns getting ready for work.  My mom teaches 6th grade.  My dad works from home.  But he still gets all dressed up. Mom leaves for school and the house is quiet.  At 10:30 Dad comes up for a break.  Grabs a piece of fruit (or a handful of M&Ms) and a glass of water.  He asks how everyone is doing and then heads back down into the pit.  The house is quiet again.  At 1:00 he comes up for lunch.  He has a bowl of soup and crackers.  Every day.  He watched FOX news really really loud. (So loud it woke me up from my nap.)  Then at 2:00 he goes back down.  Mom comes home right before 3.  We have an afternoon snack and she tells me about her students.  Who is good and who is bad and who is funny. Dinner is at 6:00.  Dad goes to bed in between 8:30 and 9:00 and Mom stays up late.  Working on her computer.  Which is downloading songs in iTunes and uploading pictures to Ofoto.  Around 11:30 she turns in too.
It's been the exact same since I lived here 10 years ago.  The walls have been painted and repainted a few times.  The furniture has changed.   There's a hot tub out back now.  But they are the same people on the same schedule.
That's comforting to me.
And even more so when I see how happy they are in their routine.



10 comments:

Chris Loves Julia said...

Oh, I just love those two! So happy you are getting some time with them. Their house is my favorite vacation spot. :)

Brett and Tiffany said...

Oh...I want to see you! How long are you staying? Call me. Do you still have my number>?

DoublClik said...

Dad LOVES his can of soup and crackers! He also likes his "shep" at 5:00!

Joanne said...

I feel all warm and cozy just reading this. Isn't it comforting that the world can chnage but your parents are the same! Its nice to go home.
Blessings, Joanne

Kar said...

They are so, so cute.

Jeremy Bates said...

Doesn't it leave a warm, fuzzy feeling when you are taken back in time when you visit home?

Cinderella, the A-Train and Our Little Caboose said...

Sometimes thats what I appreciate most about parents! Simplicity! YOu have cute parents!

Joshua said...

If I worked from home, I'd be in pajamas all day. Without fail. Bank on it.

Dawn said...

I love your mom & dad. Great people with a great routine that works or them. Enjoy your stay with them. :-)

Juli said...

It's really too bad you can't take full advantage and take your nap in the hot tub. :)

Enjoy your stay.