Lunch with Mom and My Granddaughter

United States
May 27, 2016 6:47pm CST
Went to visit my Mom today and brought my 13 month old granddaughter with me. I stopped at McDonald's and picked up 2 iced coffees and a small fry. Then drove up the street to KFC thinking I would by chicken for lunch. When I looked at the cost of an 8 piece bucket my eyes almost bled. So we went to Burger King and picked up chicken sandwiches and a 10 pc chicken nugget. Mom was in a good mood. She was quite talkative and tried her hardest to get my little princess to sit on her lap. Well my granddaughter clung to me like a vine. Mom kept asking what my granddaughter's name was and who her parents were. She kept saying "this really made my day!" It was clear that she enjoyed lunch and our time together. A few of the residents came out to the deck about a half hour later. My granddaughter buried her head in my shoulder. She didn't like to be around all of those strangers who were ooohing and awwwing over her. Mom announced proudly that she was her great-granddaughter. We stayed for another half hour and it was clear that both my Mom and my granddaughter were getting tired. So I gathered up our stuff, blew a kiss to my Mom (couldn't get close to her with all the ladies sitting close to her) and told her we would do it again soon. It was a nice visit with Mom. Always great to see her smile. She told my brother of our visit and said she had a great time. That made my day.
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@JolietJake (51116)
• United States
27 May 16
Last time I went to KFC I found out they had closed permanently. Glad you enjoyed some 'Mom' time.
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• United States
27 May 16
When I looked at the prices and was trying to decide if I really wanted to get chicken that was obviously breaded in gold, my granddaughter started fussing. I used that as an excuse not to order. LOL. I didn't tell Mom that I had stopped at KFC and didn't order any chicken. She loves KFC. I can live without it.
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• United States
27 May 16
Haha Kfc is so expensive though. Have you tried their tiny chicken sandwiches? It's like $2 for two tiny bites.
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• United States
27 May 16
@infatuatedbby I didn't see them on the menu.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 May 16
sounds like a lovely day!
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• United States
28 May 16
It was indeed lovely. I have waited for the weather to change so we could enjoy lunch on the deck again. My friend also lived in the same home and I would bring lunch for the 3 of us. She passed away earlier this month.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly awe how sad!
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• United States
29 May 16
@Jessicalynnt her health was failing fast. I knew she wouldn't be with us for much longer. Even so, there is an empty space.
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@Susan2015 (21297)
• United States
28 May 16
It sounds like you had a wonderful time. And I'm sure you made her day!
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• United States
29 May 16
I was a such a good time. Next time we visit I hope to get Mom out for a walk. I plan on bringing the baby's stroller. That will make it more like a fun thing than exercise.
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@Susan2015 (21297)
• United States
29 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly That is a really good idea. And a walk should perk her up too.
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• United States
29 May 16
@Susan2015 she sits in her room and watches television or sleeps the day away. Once a week to get her out and walking will strengthen her legs.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 May 16
Old folk mostly love to see a little child. They don't often get the chance if they are in a home of some sort.
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• United States
28 May 16
One lady who was a former client, kept commenting on her dimpled hands. She allowed this woman (who is now 101) to touch her hand. She even wrapped her fingers around one of hers. It was so sweet.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly My Mum mostly was able to get around children. She herself said it was because she had a kind face - like a cow. I have not idea where that came from but that's what she said.
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• United States
28 May 16
@JudyEv my granddaughter took more to the lady in the wheelchair than to my mother. I know that made Mom a little upset. But, Mom kept talking to her and she would wave at my Mom. That made her smile.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
28 May 16
I am so glad you had a good day with your mother, I used to bring my grandson Jack to the home where my mother lives and the old ladies all loved him.
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• United States
28 May 16
I know that once my granddaughter adjusts to all of the attention they give her she will be okay. She doesn't get out from under her mother's wing too often.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
28 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Yes I am sure she is shy they are strangers after all.
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• United States
29 May 16
@BelleStarr She has been shy with my husband too. If we had the chance to take her more often she would get to know him more.
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@PainsOnSlate (20407)
• Canada
28 May 16
It sounds like a good day for you and your mother. The young one will get more friendly as she grows, it was nice of you to bring her to your mother.
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• United States
28 May 16
My mother was delighted to see us when we arrived. She lept out of bed and got her shoes on right away. I like to see her have such a spark.
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• Canada
28 May 16
You made her happy! @ElusiveButterfly
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• United States
28 May 16
@PainsOnSlate it is always good to see my Mom smile.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
28 May 16
I'm glad that your mother was able to enjoy your visit, and that it went so well.
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• United States
28 May 16
I am looking forward to our next visit. Hopefully my daughter's will join me as well.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
28 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly That would be nice to have four generations together.
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• United States
28 May 16
@jaboUK We have gotten together before and have some great pics. I want there to be more.
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• United States
27 May 16
Sounds like a lovely visit to your mom with your grand daughter. Kfc food does cost a leg and arm. I normally buy when I have coupons from them, price is more reasonable. Have a lovely weekend!
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• United States
27 May 16
Our local KFC only offers coupons once in a blue moon. I hope you have a great weekend too!
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• United States
27 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Here it's like bi-weekly. Generous price like $10 for a dozen along with 2 sides and a biscuit.
@sharon6345 (135062)
• United States
27 May 16
THat was very nice that you had a good time with you mom.
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• United States
28 May 16
It was quite warm out today and I worried that Mom wouldn't want to sit outside. She was tickled to show off her great-granddaughter. I don't think my granddaughter would have fared well if we ate inside with the other residents.
@AmbiePam (49879)
• United States
27 May 16
That's wonderful! And thank you for the laugh with your eyes almost bled comment.
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• United States
27 May 16
The prices of their food is so ridiculous. It would make your eyes bleed to see the price.
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
28 May 16
Even here. Kfc.chicken is more.expensive than the other chicken in fastbfood restos