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Visitors

Clothes are strewn about the house with little thought as to whether they have been worn or not.

Yells and screams puncture all too brief moments of calm, and continue until the brain begins to filter them out.

Small faces besmirched with chocolate, crisps and snot

The bathroom towel has large smears all over it where hands and mouths have been wiped with scant regard to the idea of being washed first.

Mealtimes stretched into 2 or sometimes 3 sittings, with a variety of food combinations in an attempt to deal with an even wider variety of dislikes.

Laughter from another room that instantly raises suspicions, followed by shrieks of indignation and loud tears.

Small plastic objects designed to seek out and apply the maximum amount of pain to the most sensitive parts of the feet are carefully laid out to fool the unwary.

Calls of "GRANDAD!!!" followed by unconditional hugs somehow seem to make everything OK again.

14 comments

Pat said...

You know you'll miss them when they're gone.
I sure as hell do.

Kim Ayres said...

They all went out for a walk into town for an hour. The silence in the house was deafening...

hope said...

Bet you are their favorite plaything. :)

Kim Ayres said...

Hope - No, not me - my son Rogan is the one they all leap on and clamber over, while he dangles one of them upside down by the ankles :)

allencapoferri said...

Sounds fun!
I'm not certain I should mention but I'm looking forward to seeing your annual pumpkin post this Halloween. Will you be able to?

Kim Ayres said...

Oh no! The pressure...

allencapoferri said...

:D

Hindsfeet said...

...hope you're well these days, Kim.....

just wanted to pop in and say so...

Liz : )

Kim Ayres said...

Not bad at al, thanks - always good to hear from you, Liz :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Oh boy, this sounds familiar. Like when I was in Florida where they all are. NOISE! TALK ABOUT NOISE.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ain't it fun? :-D

savannah said...

*sigh* i miss them all! *double sigh* xoxoxoxox

mapstew said...

No grandkids yet (phew!), but I do like having my pals little'uns around. Then again, they do leave. :¬)

Kim Ayres said...

GG - the silence was very loud when they left...

Sav - they'll be back ((hugs))

Mapstew - handing them back, especially when nappies need changing, is one of the great benefits of being a grandparent :)


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