Little did we realise how very fortunate the timing of Calvin’s Grammy’s visit was, until we had to face the daily commute through the heightened security tied to the General Assembly opening (at the end of September.) Throngs of Presidents, entourages and security resulted in odd bus routes, road closures and back-ups along every other available route. So what a pleasure to be able to let the little guy sleep in under the care of Grammy, while we battled in — a far less daunting process without toddler in tow. (For those not in the know, a toddler-in-tow is precisely the opposite of, say, a lady-in-waiting. One resists, desists and insists on other things, while the other is possibly quite a helpful person to have with you.)
On the other hand, a Grammy is a most wonderful person to have in your home at any time. Fun times were had for all, including some time on our own to get out on the town, enjoyable family dinners together, going together to a few of Calvin’s inaugural mixed martial arts classes and getting Calvin equipped with his winter wardrobe.
The General Assembly (GA) keeps busy passing many important resolutions, however our family has also passed its own GA-related resolution. It goes something like this: Either we get out of town during GA time, or we lobby hard for a visit from Grammy. There are a few more photos from Grammy’s visit, CLICK HERE to see them.
It is nice to get photos of the whole family. I think I have two pictures of myself.