Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Clifford aka Elek

Clifford the Big Red Dog came to visit the other morning...Yes, this is how Elek came in. Shockingly, he wore that hood up most all day, it cracked me up. He is a happy go lucky little guy...but a whirlwind that destroys the neatness of my home in no time! But, after he leaves in the afternoon I just put everything back in it's proper place, haul out my trusty vacuum and wipe down the tables...Voila, everything is neat and tidy again.

I have found, after over 12 years of caring for the grandbabies. That rather than be all churned up about the disorder and driving myself crazy...trying to keep things perfect. That in the scheme of things... it, just does not matter! They are happy and at home here. And well, isn't that what really matters? That's what I want them to remember...they are loved and always welcome, in this, their second home...Papa & Grammy's.

This is Elek lining up cars and other of his playthings...I'm thinking that he is already just a wee bit OCD. Notice everything lined up...well, every car has to be facing in the same direction and the spacing between them just so. The other night, they stopped by and he grabbed a handful of candy corn. Next thing you know...he has them lined up on the end table...all pointed in the same direction and in a perfectly straight row.
Now, if he would only pick up all of his perfectly placed items...this ol' Grammy would really be happy! Have a wonderful day...I'm certainly looking forward to mine!

Love to all!


Pat said...

Little busy bee! He looks so cute with that hood on.
That's amazing about the row of candy corn! He's such a character, I can still picture him standing in the heat duct opening!

Just Breathe said...

How sweet is he. Cute costume.
Sure, maybe alittle OCD. How wonderful that they can come over and enjoy themselves with you .
Your a wonderful grandmother.

Felisol said...

Dear Trish,
your children and grandchildren, Elek included are lucky to come to a true homemaker's home.
Being seen, loved and free; you are building stone by stone in a steady foundation of the grown person he's once going to be.
You are giving the greatest gift of all.
Be blessed, you and your family.
From Felisol

Constance said...

Grandkids are our "do-overs"! We get to say yes more often and not get uptight about stuff. Yes, we get to send them home but I think age has made me more relaxed about things. When Jelly Bean spends time with us, she typically calls me * 5 minutes after she leaves and is in tears telling me that she misses me. I hate it that she's crying but it makes me feel like I am doing something right!

Life is good! said...

what a cute clifford the big red dog! i agree with you about letting them play, it can all be picked up! memories is what you are creating! have fun with them