Did you ever notice that little people love small playthings?
And that many collections of small items make one big wall-to-wall mess?
And that when those little people live too far away and can visit only occasionally, even the most fastidious grandparent could care less?
Because too soon, many good-byes will have been uttered and hugs exchanged and all the tiny pieces packed away. The floors vacumned. And the house will become as still as a stone.
And even as you breathe a deep sigh of relief, you will miss like crazy those most energetic precious little ones that played and laughed and cried and sang and danced in your four walls.