You may have noticed that we had a couple of extra girls around here. On Tuesday the girls and I drove down to San Diego to pick up my friend Trisha’s children for a visit. It was a long drive, but we made it.
It was interesting to watch these girls interact. They really haven’t spent much time together since autumn of 2001. Trisha’s girls fight like mine do. Her girls are the same ages as mine. Catherine was excited to have a friend over to hang with. The two of them played video games, played with dolls, watched Disney and Nick shows, and stayed up late. Catherine showed a lot of patience and it helped her realize that not everyone is the same. Trisha’s youngest didn’t know how to play a lot of games Catherine did. But Catherine was patient and they had a good time.
Carolynn was also glad to have someone her own age to hang with. I am not so sure Trisha’s oldest felt the same. Carolynn kept trying to get her to hang out, but she spent most of her time sitting in the living room. It was like she was afraid she was going to miss something important. She also spent a lot of time trying to boss her sister who did not want to be bossed. I spent a lot of time saying, “Don’t worry, we won’t let your sister die or anything, you can go do whatever. You don’t have to watch your sister every second.”
On Wednesday we took all the girls to John’s Incredible Pizza. For those of you who have not been there, it’s an all you can eat pizza place that is like a Chuck E. Cheese for bigger kids. Trisha’s oldest finally loosened up a bit and her youngest is already making plans to go there again, despite the fact all she ate was salad and ice cream. They played games, drove bumper cars, and got lots of prizes.
Trisha came to pick them up on Friday. We liked having them over. Maybe they will come back again soon.