We're sleeping over at my parents' condo for a couple of nights during the demolition of our floors, and it's basically the equivalent of two tickets to paradise for the rugrats. So far they've had takeout pizza, pop, a lovely swim in pool water as warm as a bath, and now, just after 11 PM, are enjoying a classic movie with the grandparents. Classic as in 1952 movie "Macao" starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell. The kids are totally enthralled, listening intently to Grandpa's explanations of the plotline, while munching on their favourite Chinese dinner rolls which are in abundance.
To be honest, we're not doing too badly ourselves. It is such a lovely apartment, I'm so glad my parents chose this type of accomodation when they downsized. They've worked so hard it's nice that they can enjoy this at this stage of their lives. There's security, an onsite gym with the latest equipment, a sauna, anything you really need. No lawns to mow, beautiful gardens that are taken care of, a lush waterfall that you can see from the hot tub. They have 3 bathrooms (same number we have in our house!), so while the room all 4 of us are staying in is slightly cramped, it's perfect with the ensuite. And the most important item of all, an additional room mate in the form of a COMPUTER is also residing in my bedroom. All the better to indulge my daily blogging addiction. Even my kids can tell how ecstatic I am.
It's better than being in a hotel. So we may never leave.