Sunday, July 6, 2008

Empty Old Nest

So, it's been four days since my daughters, son-in-law, and grand daughter headed home to New Mexico. The weather has pretty much fit my mood: grey and gloomy. I don't even seem to have the energy to put the house back in "order". By this I mean putting up the various baby items; the jumper-roo, play-pen/porta-crib combo, high chair and an assortment of 0-3 month age appropriate toys safe for my little angel. I can't seem to muster up the where-with-all to remove the car seat and stroller from the Suburban. It's like I'd be giving up my "Proud Gramma" badge. Then there are the the precious finger prints on the mirrored closet doors in each bedroom, and the gum and finger prints on the coffee table where she learned to pull herself up. At that point, she would then look at all of us in triumph as if to say, "I did it, and I knew how to ALL along! HA!" I'll clean house tomorrow . For now, this stuff makes me think that they will all walk through that door at any given moment, with animated stories of some local yard sale or small-town Sunday market... Bye for now. {:(


Doug & Amanda said...

Mama, you make me so sad! If it makes you feel any better, all I have been doing is sleeping. And no one says you have to put that stuff away. Who knows, maybe next summer there will be another little one.

kkryno said...


Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I so understand! Glad you were able to have wonderful hugging time.
Your Granddaughter is so cute! Maybe someday she will be able to spend the month of July with you?
She can report at school how wonderful Alaska is.
Just let the fingerprints stay. I love the natural look in decorating. Grandchildren finger prints are the cutest!

NameChanged said...

Mommy, I'm gonna cry. We're feeling a bit melancholy here as well. (Although, I do not miss trying to put Judy to sleep when it is light at 10 pm.) There is so much to do, and I keep thinking about how much more fun it is to visit with you and Amanda.

Put the toys away, lest Joey eat them. :)

kkryno said...

Sherry, I had an amazing time! I agree that those fingerprints are "tre chic" and never want to be rid of them. Thanks for stopping by! Love, Vikki