Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Grams Effect

Last week while traveling to North Carolina, Grams and Grandad flew in and out of the San Antonio airport. One of the big disadvantages of living in Corpus Christi is that, almost everywhere you fly to and from requires an extra "hop" to get to Corpus Christi. Since we were flying on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards, we opted to drive to San Antonio. It saved us a couple of hundred dollars. That's the down side. The up side is that Our Little Princess and Her Highness live in San Antonio, so we get to see them both coming and going.  BONUS!

Our return flight didn't get to San Antonio until 11:30 p.m. so we spent the night at their house. Katy then asked if we could hang around the next day and watch the girls while Travis repaired their washing machine. Hmm ... let me think ... spend the day playing with my Grands. I think I can work that into my schedule.

I spent the morning happily holding babies, reading books, and playing games. It was glorious. Katy had a break in her appointments so she came home at lunch. We all went to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Then Katy had to go back to work and we went back to the house. That's where the plan went wrong. Our Little Princess saw her mommy driving away and went into meltdown mode in the front yard. I coaxed and prodded her for a few minutes. But, since it was somewhere around 100 degrees, my patience didn't last long so I manhandled her into the house, locked the front door, and let her continue with her crying and rolling around on the floor. I just left her in the front room and went about my business. Let me just say that she is a champion. She went on and on for quite a long time. Every time I would go back to check on her, she would start over again. After while it got quiet, so I tiptoed in and this is what I found. She had cried herself to sleep wanting her mommy. I decided that it would be best just to let her sleep right there.

Meanwhile, Her Highness started crying in the adjoining room. I picked her up and tried to calm her down. After a while I gave her a bottle and burped her and this is what came next.

This little one loves to be cuddled. Every time I hold her close and cuddle up with her, she goes right to sleep.

Katy says I have a magic touch with putting them to sleep. I just call it the Grams effect. It wasn't feeling so magic that day. But we left both the babies sleeping and headed home. We love to travel, but it's always good to be home.


  1. You did good Grams! Great photos, too!

  2. Absolutely precious photos. What a great perk when flying Southwest ... for you AND your granddaughters (and daughter). The Grams Effect sounds like an awesome super power to possess.