Today was our first full day with Z2. Happily, she woke up without any fuss at all. She is not a morning person, I was repeatedly forewarned. She was eager for a trip to IKEA and happily consumed her Swedish pancakes and lingonberries. Ever since they were little kids we have taken our grandkids to IKEA. Back then they had multiple play areas for kids. I am not sure if law suits ensued or if they had to do too much disinfecting of the ball pit. Now they have a drop off area where parents can leave their kids. I have never been a fan of that type of set up. We discussed what types of foods she likes for lunch and dinner. I knew we would need more supplies before going home.
Anyway, we went to a thrift store next and Z2 found some shorts. I found an interesting movie and two bowling balls. I consider that a good morning. Then we traveled to Target. I found a movie for us to watch tonight. We bought some fruit and other supplies. We did have to go to the grocery store next. I had to pick up my meds and lunch and dinner foods. Z2 said she would be willing to try some veggies but no salad. I bought broccoli slaw and green peppers for her to try.
Luckily, Z2 loves PB&J so it is an easy fix for lunch. Lots of fresh fruit just like Z1 makes for a tasty lunch. Z2 created and played with slime today. It is her favorite hobby. I bought her a kit to make slime candles. Who knew there was such a thing? Then she made more and more slime. It is an odd hobby to me but good messy fun to her.
Z2 wanted chore to earn money. She wants cornrows for back to school. I told her I admire her willingness to sit for hours and hours in the name of beauty. I offered a job she has started before but never finished. I have twelve shelves full of salt and pepper shakers. Typically, I would take down a shelf every month and dust them all off, clean the shelf, and return them. I don’t do that much anymore. She has done one or two shelves and stopped, in the past. Today she finished four shelves. She wants to go again tomorrow. She will be paid by the shelf. In the beginning she was counting all the sets. I think she lost count by the fourth shelf. LOL
I made dinner while she worked on the S&Ps. She ate seconds of my chicken. Score one for me. I gave her the slaw with English cucumbers, green peppers, and tomatoes. I told her she didn’t have to eat anything she did not like. She decided the peppers were a no go, but ate everything else. I was a happy camper. After dinner we watched a movie. She informed me she NEEDED popcorn and I was happy to oblige. The movie ran late and she stalled going to bed. The day was so easy and I tried to not get upset with the multiple stalling techniques. I am grateful we had a nice day. I want the rest to be fun without conflict. Note to self, no more late movie nights.