September 14

September 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Family, Transylvania | 18 Comments
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September 14: VIP.
We’ve got a VIP in our Romanian apartment. My dad. He flew over after we finally got back from Italy to take care of the kiddos while I recuperated. Since I can’t walk, let alone drive, cook, do laundry, change diapers, and physically separate wrestling children, he stepped in to do it all. And I mean all. Between him and my husband, the older kids get ready for school, toys get put away, floors get swept, meals get cooked, dishes get done, groceries get bought, and small teeth get brushed. Meanwhile, I get to do the “icing” of parenting, like sing lullabies and color with markers. And while it’s frustrating for me to be so utterly sidelined, it warms my heart to see my kids spending time with their pawpaw. He’s a VIP in their book, too.


Fluffy Bunnies in Romania:
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V is for VIP. See more Vs at Jenny’s.

Jenny Matlock



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  1. This is a wonderful picture… I can see the love in Pawpaw’s hand.

  2. Definitely VIP! How lovely that he stepped in when you needed it. I’m sure the children are loving it. Enjoy the rest to get better!

  3. What a beautiful picture and so wonderful everybody is helping out. Great VIP word

  4. What a lovely photo of your VIP! Around here the grandparents are very important as well:)

    Artful Rising

  5. isn’t that wonderful of your father! Hope you get better soon. {:-Deb

  6. That’s a real VIP.. it must be fun for them to have their grandparents around.

  7. What a wonderful grandpa !! My son had not that chance with my father, he was completely useless, only for critisizing he was good !

  8. What a great dad and grandpa. The picture is a keeper, too.


  9. How wonderful that he get to spend time with your little ones! I hope you feel better soon.

  10. Enjoy the icing while you can, but get better soon πŸ™‚

  11. What a wonderful gift to you and your family! I know everyone will treasure the time spent together. How long will it be before you can get around? I know you’re frustrated!!

    • Thanks, Judie! I’ve got another 4 to 8 weeks before I’m allowed to put any weight on my leg, but I’ve started physical therapy already to start re-strengthening the muscles around the break. Hopefully that will help me be off to the races (at least at a snail’s pace) when I’m finally given the okay to go for it. =>

  12. I haven’t met a granpda. Mine had died long before I was born….

    Beautiful picture! I will have to read your archives to discover what is preventing you from walking, still, I hope you get well soon and be back to your routine.

    Take care and keep smiling. ❀

  13. A picture perfect story. You’ve captured the moment perfectly.

  14. […] kinds they make and are really looking forward to trying their cozonac around the holidays. Today, my dad and Bun walked over there to buy a loaf for sandwiches and came back with a delicious bag of […]

  15. Awwww…renews my faith in men! Sounds like you have a couple of keepers πŸ™‚ Sit back and enjoy this while you can….

  16. […] offered to clean up the toys so the kiddos could head down to the park for a little while with Pawpaw. I was reminded that some things β€” toys, messes, fun, family, playgrounds β€” are the same no […]

  17. Oh, what a blessing. For all of you! I’m so glad you could come and help when you needed it most.

    How wonderful for you all to have his loving and helpful presence.

    How are you mending?

    I can’t imagine how stressful this must be for you!

    Thanks for linking and sharing your Dad with us. He sounds like a wonderful man!


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