Bo doesn’t know that it’s Thanksgiving, but I know we have a lot to be thankful for. Not only do I still have him with me, but both of our lives are so much better since John and and his family came into our lives.
Three weeks have passed already and we’ve all settled in nicely. Turns out, I’m having a really good time with them living in the basement! They’re a lovely family, very thoughtful and mannerly. We eat together and are spending more and more time together. John cares for Bo, he and I share cooking responsibilities, and he does all that he can in the house. He often takes Bo out for rides or errands so that I can have a break. Adriana is bringing the kids home earlier – actually coming for meals and homework. The first week or so she stayed out till after 10.
As I write this, I’m with Emma in the family room, and they’re all downstairs watching a movie. Bo accepts their presence at dinner or breakfast, but doesn’t know them or that they live here. Emma dog loves everyone, and the kids love her. Charlie cat is much less enthusiastic.
I’m having a great time with the children. Took them to a movie and to food shop for a needy family, then delivered the bags to the church last Saturday. On Sunday Victoria (age 10) and I baked two pies for her book report (a book with recipes in each chapter.) This Saturday we’ll go to Macy’s in Philadelphia for the traditional holiday light show and to visit Dickens Village.
We have the Christmas tree in the family room so they can decorate it and we’ll have Christmas together. Adriana commented yesterday that they’ll have to get stockings because they’ve never had a real fireplace mantle before.
It was a really good decision.