We spent this past weekend visiting Christopher’s parents (Tony & Marty) to celebrate his mom’s birthday. His parents are creatures of habit so every weekend when we visit, we just fall into their normal routine. I kind of think it’s adorable that they do the same things every.single.weekend. It means that everywhere my mother-in-law goes, everyone knows her. It’s precious. We like to tease her about being a local celebrity. 😉 So because I know I’ll enjoy reading back on this someday in the future, here’s what weekends with my parents-in-law tend to look like:
-Breakfast at Waffle House
-Thrift Store Shopping
-Lunch Out (usually at the Chinese buffet, but this week we changed it up at an All American buffet)
-Afternoon running errands
-Dinner at the house (we cooked for the parents in honor of her birthday and it was a hit!)
-Games (Table Tennis & Pool this weekend)
-Late night cereal snack (this has been part of my mother-in-law’s routine since Christopher still lived at home and has rubbed off on me over the years!)
-Lunch at Captain D’s
-Christopher & his dad shoot hoops at the house while Marty and I chat
-Do any last minute things we can help them with around the house
Add to that, this weekend, we celebrated Marty’s birthday which meant presents! She is so much fun to give gifts to because she loves EVERYTHING you get her. You could wrap up your hairbrush and give it to her and she would think it was sweet because you gave her something you use every day. She’s just one of those sweet souls. Anyway, she got so excited about one of her gifts that she started squealing and screaming and sent the dogs into a frenzy, ha!
I know I have some new readers lately so for those who don’t know, Christopher’s dad suffers from early-onset dementia. So every weekend we get to spend with them, no matter how routine, is precious to us. 🙂
Do you tend to stick to a weekend routine? We try to have Friday night pizza & a movie night, but otherwise our weekends are always different.
Do you know someone who gets really excited about opening gifts?