My parents-in-law came for 10 weeks and in addition my mother surprised us with her first visit from Colombia - not speaking a word of English! My children understand some, but their German and English is far better than their Spanish, so ... I became the permanent translator for everyone, including my German parents-in-law.
Luckily we all get along very well, so it didn´t pose a big problem. However, mom got bored, so I took her with me when I did estimates for my customers or ran errands for the company. Being Colombian, we naturally had to stop for coffee on our way - always! And mom, being 75-years old, is still a very active, outgoing and social personality, so our trips were never boring.
Mind you, I was working the same hours and ran my crews plus entertained my mom - when my wife wasn´t available (who luckily speaks Spanish). When my parents-in-law, wife and kids left to Germany for a vacation by the end of April, I had hoped, life would be going back to normal for me. But no: My mom decided to extend her stay with me `cause she liked it here so much. In addition to that, she invited my brother´s family from Panama to stay with us. Hallelujah! More people, more talking, more everything!
Luckily, I am a family guy and used to this. Meanwhile my company was more busy then ever and business was going really well. So, to sum it all up: It seems, that I need this busy bustling life-style and thus shall not complain ;-)
To end I´d like to pay reverence to all mother´s who put up with their sons, husbands and daughters and still love them to pieces, when they get the chance.
Happy Mother´s Day!
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