Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Full House

There's something wonderful about a bathroom that smells like someone, or several someones just took a shower, the sound of the dishwasher and washing machine running, the sound of laughter, and argument and teasing.

This summer, while Jim is on vacation, we live in a house with 5 girls, from ages 14 to 22.

Just let that sink in.

This means there are frequently boys, too. And while I sometimes fantasize about getting everything cleaned up and having it stay that way for a few days, I wouldn't miss this invigorating part of our lives for anything. Time enough later for hubby and I to sit and sip drinks alone, for this season will slip away all too soon.

Of course I hope they return often with babies in tow, but that is getting ahead of my story.

Now is the season of drama, heartbreak, summer crushes, galloping shampoo consumption, clothing trades, job interviews, new cars, parties and wearing the poor old house down to its knees. May every moment be cherished!

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I can truly relate to the things mentioned here. We miss the days when our three grown kids were single and used to pile onto our bed for late night chats. There is nothing better in this world than to have them under the same roof for a night or two with all of their personalities and the other stuff they bring. Thanks for sharing.