I had a conversation with a new grandpa over the weekend and thinking about his story still makes me smile. The story was one of keeping their granddaughter overnight for the first time. Clearly distressed reliving the event, he told of rocking the little one in the wee hours of the morning while the Granny slept, unable to handle more stress brought about by the crying baby. He proclaimed that they would not have another overnight visit until their granddaughter is at least 5. Heh. Good luck with that.
I’m willing to bet that when their grand baby is old enough to know who they are, and when she WANTS to spend the night at their house, things will be a whole lot different.
I just hope they don’t forget to “tuckie-in” the non-human overnight guests too.