AH, we’re back; yep, the boys came back to our house this morning and we’ve been having a blast all day.
We’ve done several things (bought a belated birthday present for my oldest, played said game, had lunch, you know, the usual sorts of things) but I think my favorite thing we did today was visit antique shops.
Funny story bout that… one day, about a month ago, while out running some errands I see something outside a shop that catches my eye.
I say to the boys, “hey, we’re gonna stop in this shop for just a minute.”
My easy going guys rolled with it and we stopped. Mentally, I’m preparing myself to rush in and rush out because lets face it, these are tween/teenage boys. Antique shops are not their thing.
We step inside, oh I don’t know maybe 2-3 steps and my kids instantly become like starving children let loose in a candy shop! Darting here and there, looking at this, pointing to that, eyes wide, laughing, oooo-ing and ah-ing at every little piece of silverware, old toy, tattered rugs, and weathered furniture.
I know I stood there, just inside that door, shoulders slumped and mouth agape for a solid 5 minutes.
You could’ve knocked me over with a quick flip of a feather.
I shook myself not believing what I was seeing. I mean I love going in these shops, but had avoided taking the boys because, well, it’s an antique shop and they are teenagers… DUH! The two don’t mix. Antique shops = bored teenagers!
BOY WAS I WRONG!!! 🙂 Thankful I was wrong because now we have one more thing we can enjoy together as a family.
Here’s “that little something” coming your way: Don’t assume anything, but accept everything as a possibility…especially when it comes to your kids. They will shock and surprise you at every turn!
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Long story short, we ended up being in that store nearly 2 hours.
OK, back to this days fun.
We stopped in several antique shops today and it was nothing short of awe inspiring watching my boys walk through and find treasure after treasure; To have them want to show me every little thing they found; To hear them talking to each other about the items they found; warmed my heart it did.
They did however sound like Stewie from Family Guy – mom, mom, mum, mummy, mama, mooommm, etc… (I only know this because Mr. Right said it was so.)
Mr. Right and I found several things we could oooo and ahhh over as well. It was fun to watch the things he picked up or looked at. Sort of helped me get a feel for his taste in furniture and what he finds interesting.
Needless to say, it was another great trip to the antique shops with lots of laughter, togetherness, and even a few fun shots on the ol phone cam.
Is there some place or something you’ve avoided because you figured your child(ren) wouldn’t like it, only to discover your child(ren) loved it?