Sunday, November 2, 2008

not-so-fun-family home evening

Imagine how ecstatic our 5 offspring were when we picked them up from school on Monday and then announced that we were going to get flu shots for family home evening. This is a yearly tradition. We have a"Staph-prone" child so it is a REALLY good idea for her that we try to maintain a flu-free home.
After the shots we went to visit my grandparents. They just recently moved out of their home of over twenty years and moved into a "retirement community". It has been a tough adjustment, needless to say. My grandfater has stage 4 cancer and my grandmother has Alzheimers. It was time.


Then we went to get ice cream at the place Brent refers to as the "$10 ice cream store". Its not far from the truth. A scoop of ice cream with a mix in is almost $10. I rationalized it to him by saying that it was the least we could do for them considering what the initial activity was.....

5 "my two cents...":

Amanda said...

HA! We got flu shots all around over here too:o Although it was not a FHE activity. I don't think P would want to do FHE anymore if we had done that:) I love Coldstone but I only go like once a year if that. P does not like food enough to pay $5-10 for a scoop for him! Now if they had a drive through I might be in trouble! Can you tell I am desperate to talk to an adult...look how long my comment is about flu shots and ice cream!

Amanda said...

I love your new blog paper:)

My name is Andrea said...

my kids love Cold Stone!!

That was a totally cruel joke to play on them for FHE...ouch!

Bethanne said...

Expensive ice cream after flu shots? Sounds like a fair deal to me!

Glad you got to see your grandparents...we have had a lot of medical issues with our grandparents and parents - like Alzheimer's, dimensia (sp), cancer, etc. - and so we understand and empathize with everything you have to deal with (and they have to deal with). Getting old stinks. :)

Becca and Randy said...

That FHE would be something I would do. What a great idea!! My kids hate shots, but to follow with Cold Stone!!

I'm sorry to hear about your father. Give yourself a great big hug from me. I'm glad you were able to go see them though.

I too love your new paper:)
~Becca:)