My three daughters just spent another "Chicks and Babes Week" together. It wasn't a time of living in the lap of luxury with six small children to care for, but it was a joy nevertheless.
Gina and Mary and their children flew from San Diego to Greenville, S.C., to stay with Debbie and her family. From all reports the girls did their part to help the South Carolina economy. They said they hit the "mother load" in regard to shopping. They had to borrow luggage to bring back their loot.
The week just flew by, according to the girls. Mary's mother-in-law, Janet, and her friend, Jeff, drove down from Blacksburg, Va., for a few days. Jeff was unbelievably tolerant of the kids and they weren't even his grandchildren. Mary explained to her sisters that Jeff was used to being around students as the author of more than 100 textbooks.
Included in the places they all visited were the Greenville Zoo, Kid's Planet and an outdoor production of Shakespeare's "A MidSummer Night's Dream." One not so memorable outing included the Greenville Museum. Not a favorite of the kids. They frequently asked: "Why are all the people naked?" A visit to the North American BMW automobile plant was a big hit, but Mary was disappointed it didn't give out samples.