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Sunday, May 30, 2010

How do they do it!!!

First - yesterday we were really happy to see our granddaughters Charlotte and Abby. It had been almost 4 months. They stayed with us last night as we returned them to their parents down in Maryland this afternoon.

That being said. How do people do it? We read about families with small children living in travel trailers, motorhomes and fifthwheels. Sometimes these families have several children of varying ages and sizes. Along with children come all the stuff they require.
So, again. How do they do it?

The pictures below tell the story.

Here are Len and our grandson Justin who was visiting for the evening. Look at the decor! Clothes draped everywhere. A pack and play which is a makeshift bed for Abby. Oh yes, and the toys, the toys. Abby appears interested in something just out of reach. I don't know why as there sure was lots of stuff within reach.

Here is our "dining room". It was converted to a clothes storage area. And a stand for Charlotte's piano. On occasion we would even use it for it's intended purpose.

I still ask "how do they do it?".
Nevertheless, we enjoy these beautiful girls and gladly step over all the clutter for the privilege of being their Grandmom and Pop Pop.


Kathy said...

You just think: I'm not going to look at the clutter, I get to enjoy my grandchildren for such a short time! After they leave, we can have a nice clean home again!

Do you have a Montana 3400?
Looks like a familiar floor plan! :)

Thanks for reading our blog!
Kathy aka Birdingrvers.com

Peggy n David said...

Oh Phyllis - I remember those days and I am so envious! I would dearly love to have our grands visit!

Looks like you are having a great time!

Happytrails said...

Well we don't have grands yet but I guess you can do as Kathy said...just tell yourself it is temporary BUT those that full-time with children boggle my mind also.
I DON'T see how they do it. Not for me...no, not for me.

Have fun and take care!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

I say a prayer of thanks everyday that the Lord has allowed me this time to spend with my Grandson Adam, he has camped with us since he was a year old and it didn't matter how cluttered the trailer was the time together was well worth it, now we get the pleasure of my sons girlfriends two who just might become additional grandchildren,the more the merrier, the kids will remember those times long after we are gone. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.