Friday, September 01, 2006


Shelley's parents pulled their trailer into our driveway this afternoon for a welcome stopover on their way back to the cottage from a western roadtrip. It was a reminder of how quickly time passes.

When they left, Kai was barely supporting himself on his hands and knees, log-rolling his way around the room, and Rei was still in diapers. The kitchen floor was still textured vinyl and our phone, TV and garage door opener functioned.

As grand/parents are wont to do, they bore gifts from the West: for me, tea from the Fairmont Hotel; for Shelley, soap from Pacific Coast Soap Works, and a Dora puzzle and storybook for the kids. The greatest gift may be the chance for Shelley and I to have a date night tomorrow – perhaps dinner and a movie? It'll be the first time in a long time.

What's in the theatres these days? It's been a while since I've thought to pay attention. "Snakes on a Plane"? I wonder if that movie's about snakes ... on a plane....

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