Simon is off at Grandma & Grandpa camp this week.
Chris and I drove him to Portland to drop him off with my parents on Monday. He's been looking forward to this for weeks and was so excited he could hardly stand it.
On the drive up he shared with us the three chapters from something called Old Bear Stories. And when I say "he shared" I mean he word-for-word repeated the entire video that includes three stories about Old Bear. He first watched this video years ago when one of my parents neighbors brought the VHS tape over for him. It's actually probably the first thing he likes to do when he visits my parents at the beach. It's probably a close tie between watching that video and going out along the tall grass trail.
When we pulled into the parking lot off I-205 and he saw my parents he really started getting excited. He was jumping up and down in his seat and yelling "Stop the car! Stop the car!" Chris could barely put it in park before he was out the door running over to hug them both. Big hugs. Big smiles.
We chatted for a few minutes and then he was ready for us to go. He started pushing us toward our car and then pretending that he was a pied piper and we were supposed to follow him over to our car and then get in and go so he could get on with his vacation.
Simon's relationship with my parents continues to be so, so special. I feel thankful all the time that he is able to have such a strong bond with them.
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