The best visitors.
The ones you've waited months or even years to see again.
The ones you've known forever. They saw you at your worst, they forgave your stupid mistakes and still want to be friends. Or they're family and fabulous. When they visit they wait patiently while you get your children ready to go out, when you've forgotten that you need a 30 minute head start on everyone else. Their children entertain yours. They help with the cooking and the clearing up, and even fixing stuff. You catch up on life and parenting and education and politics in two different countries. They make you laugh and smile, the worry lines are smoothed away and you feel normal for a while. Outings happen and no-one has a meltdown. Okay so aspie boy is hyper, so we each take turns
Smiley was happy too, I've had a few days of sickness over the Easter break, and many of our plans to go places were cancelled. This visit helped to restore some balance to our lives.
Now my son is a sad. He wants them to come back. Right now. He says wants to go on more outings. He even said they are more fun than the X-Box.
So to our visitors this weekend all I can say is thank you so much. And please, come back and see us all soon....
I'm hoping to include this post in the Renata's #definenormal blogging challenge.