Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Echo Monster

The echo monster sometimes takes up residence in my refrigerator when I don't get to the grocery store to replenish the supply of edible items. Ketchup and mustard, mayo and pickles aren't very fun when we don't have the milk, bread, meat and eggs to accompany them.

Well, today the echo monster moved out of the refrigerator and into the house! For ten wonderful days we have had our beloved daughter and her 3 boys here to share our space. We had to let them go today, and the echo monster is roaming from room to room, missing the life, the energy, and the spontaneous fun that erupts when children are in the house. The toys are lonely, the table deserted. The back yard is empty, the giant frisbee lifeless. It is so quiet. They need the accompanying human touch to make them meaningful.

We miss you!

Hurry back!!!


7 comments:

BARTLE FAMILY said...

Wawa...we miss you, too! We went from awesome Granny wonderland to "stranger-in-your-own-home" existence. Bah!

Mark Dixon said...

I miss the early morning hugs from Zach and Tyler. It was wonderful to have them here for a short time.

The Wizzle said...

Yeah, there's no echo monster her at my place but we sure do miss you guys anyway! :)

The Fletchies said...

sad face. only the best grandma's don't enjoy the reprieve when the kids finally go home. your grandkids are lucky!

angieinpink said...

sad they are gone as well....yay for them moving closer is all i gosta say!

HooHoo said...

Claudia, I feel for you. Happiest times are when the noise level is above the sound barrier with children's chatter and excitement for life. You are an amazing granny.

Your front yard flowers are absolutely eye candy. I love to drive past just to see the beauty!

granny said...

Hoohoo thanks for the "eye-candy" comment...you made my day. Flowers are amazing...they sit there looking pretty and thrive on neglect. Just don't look at the rest of the yard. Haha. Rain = weeds.