She left for Hometown last week with the understanding that we would retrieve her whenever she got homesick. I figured she'd last about two weeks. We are one week in and she doesn't seem to be showing the slightest twinge of missing us. She spent last weekend with the in-laws, and the last week with my grandparents. She goes with my grandparents (who are pushing 80) to the senior center to visit the "old people" (my grandmother's phrase). She became the mascot when she visited last summer, and they were thrilled to see her again. Then they go to "The Wal-Mart" every day to shop. I think DD now owns every book Wal-Mart carries.
Now, she is spending this weekend with my dad and his wife. Dad's wife took her shopping and bought her three pairs of shoes and the Harry Potter soundtrack she has been coveting. My dad explained that his wife only has grandsons and has never had the chance to spoil a girl. It seems a little strange that my dad's wife has far more interest in my daughter than my own mother. I don't know Dad's wife well--they married about 5 years ago, and since we live so far away, we only seem them a couple of times a year. And my relationship with my dad has never been really great (ever since he offered to buy me a car if I didn't marry my "wetback" husband. Yes, my husband has a Hispanic surname. His grandfather is half Hispanic, born and raised in the US. That totally makes DH a wetback.) So it is interesting to see my dad dote on my daughter. According to my grandmother, he has visited her every day while she has been there. I think it takes him back to when I was Daddy's Little Girl, before we started not getting along.
Anyway, I asked PS today if she was planning to stay there forever and never come home. Her only response was, "Well, I'd have to change schools." I'm feeling a little un-needed.
Meanwhile, I took the twins to Target today so that they could get bad-guy Transformers to fight the good-guy Transformers the bought last week. Yes they are girls. I'm kind of surprised that SS hasn't put a pink bow on her Transformer yet.