Friday, August 16, 2013

Small Playthings = Big Mess

 
 
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. 
 


Five Minute Friday

 


26 comments:

  1. I can feel the emotion in your words. Lovely and so true...have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you for kicking off today's conversation, Mary!

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  2. Hi Linda! I am here from FMF.

    Oh, those little hands and feet! I was just telling my daughter-in-law that I remember pulling rug lint out of my kids mouths, once they got mobile. What is it about those fascinating pieces of..whatever it is?

    They sure do love small, and not just the small toys!
    Ceil

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    1. mmm ... rug lint ... and what else??!!

      Yikes!

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  3. Linda, great use of pictures and words! You bring beauty to the chaos and love to the mess Thanks for sharing! - Kristen, stopping by from FMF

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    1. And a sweet and welcome chaos it is, Kristen!

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  4. Yes, yes, yes! My grands leave a wild mess when they leave but I miss them like crazy afterwards. Perfect photos and words, Linda. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Resonating with you, Anne. Resonating ...

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  5. My children visit their grandmother once a week, usually leaving quite a mess in their wake. I hope she feels as tender about them and their messes as you do.

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    1. Tender is the word. Yes ... and one of many!

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  6. Visiting from FMF. The tiny toys are a reminder of who is precious in our lives, eh? Blessings to you! ~Leah

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  7. But you can always come to our house for some chaos...I mean a visit!

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  8. What a blessings you are to those little ones! Grandparents wrapped in grace for the messy are jewels!

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    1. 'Wrapped in grace' ... Rachael, that speaks to me! Thanks for being here this afternoon ...

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  9. Dear Linda
    Oh, this is soooo true! I sigh a big sigh of relief when my two sons go back to university after the holidays, but not for long and I miss them and their messes the leave all over the house!
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. I hear you, Mia! But they do come back ... and bring their friends ... and their laundry!

      ;-}

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  10. Oooh, I remember so well those days of many small messes scattered all over the house. I am happy you've been able to have a wonderful visit with your little people.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. This is a season of visits here and there. And I relish each and every one!

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  11. I'm sure this is how my parents feel when the grandkids visit. Goodbyes are always bittersweet. I'm so thankful that we live close enough to visit often! I'm stopping by from FMF. Thanks for sharing!:)

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    1. I've always hated good-byes. There've been too many to count along the way ...

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  12. I love this...lately I've been challenged to embrace the mess. (aka: the princesses that almost scatter themselves all over the floor...) Oh, we clean it all up eventually, but she's only three once. I want her to know that it's a good thing to be a kid and to make a mess once in awhile! :) Great post, friend! Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Might as well join in the fun! I'm guessing that if your sweet one's playing princess, you must be the Queen!

      ;-}

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  13. This is a great way to look at this word. You speak truth my friend - so many small playthings and so many memories made with each pile of little toys. One day soon they will be gone from my home too and I will miss them. But not today. Today I just clean up one more mess and shake my head. When will they learn? Oh when? Thanks for sharing your voice!

    "Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish." Job 8:7

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    1. Wow - that verse is powerful, Debi! Yes, let's keep our eyes on who He is and what He's going to accomplish!

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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