There are interruptions to "let the dogs out," check their too vigourous play, and rescue tissues from the shredder pup.The grandkids take me on in UNO and no quarter is shown their sweet, kindly grandmother. These kids are cut-throat.
Pictionary provides hilarity as the best guesses identify the worst drawings. Then comes Password. The six of us make three teams and the guessing begins. Grampa and Auntie are way too delighted to beat everyone. At one point, the youngest player says, "Support Elderlies" by which she means, "Take it easy on the elderlies."
They are, as described by her older sibling, the old folks "who all like one another," "always talk to one another" and "are pretty much all friends." Elderlies are wrinkled (guess who) and wrinkles are a topic of enduring interest.
Lots of laughs, a movie night and this elderly is pooped. Off to bed and ready for another Family Day. Best time ever.
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.