Saturday, January 21, 2017

MEANWHILE HERE IN THE HOOD

It really is amazing how the little people in our life can observe and pick up on who we are as well as where we are emotionally.




This little man announced--unprompted--he was going to come live with me and be my son since I didn't have a son at my house.  AWWWW!  Gosh as enticing as it sounds to have a four year old living with me, I am not sure I am up to the challenge!  He is a great buddy---BUT--he is at the age where he can be hugely inappropriate when it comes to what comes out of his mouth.  Bodily functions and body parts are among his favorite topics.  Add that to his propensity for the dangerous and resulting injuries and you have a handful--in the sweetest possible way.  



Looking at this crew--perhaps he sees living with me as a way to get undivided attention and an endless pass to visit the snack cabinet at Lulu's house with no competition!  Something tells me after a few hours of the quiet at Lulu's house, he would be begging to get back to Crazyville.  





SO--instead of bringing a child home---HEAVEN HELP ME---I have brought their dog, Hero, home with me.  Hero has suffered a back injury and needs rest--there seems to be a broken link between rest and living at Crazyville.  That and the stairs he has to run down to escape  get outside have necessitated his relocation to Lulu's house.  NOW--he does not talk so no fear of shocking the neighbors with a discussion of our latest trip to the bathroom and there is little way for him to injure himself at Lulu's.  He has settled in nicely.  EXCEPT he must be walked every four hours--rain, shine, sleet, or snow during the waking hours.  Since you never know from one second to the next what the temperature will be when you walk outside the door here in Texas, this has necessitated having the entire spectrum of wardrobe choices from Arctic Freeze to Beach Wear by the door.

I am now getting my exercise in short bursts.

We are back in the 70's here in TX with a beautiful sunshine filled day.  We keep those coats handy--it could be 20 tomorrow morning.  We do winter in short bursts also!



STILL LIVING LIFE LARGE
HERE IN THE HOOD!



7 comments:

  1. There must be something nice about Lulu if everyone wants to stay with her.

    God bless you and yours, even the dog.

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    1. I strongly suspect it is the availability of treats here in the bungalow, Victor. Even the dog gets a doggie treat every time he takes care of his business on our walks.
      Blessings, Friend!

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  2. I'm a saying (agreeing with Victor, smiles). Can't wait to hear more about you and Hero, giggling.

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    1. Hero, the dog wonder, is quickly worming his way into my heart!
      Since I rescued him, he has become 9 pounds of hero worship! Pun intended!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. I can see Hero is quickly becoming your hero. Blessings come in all kinds of packages. 🐶

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    1. He is good company! BUT I am questioning my sanity since I am now talking to a dog 😝
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  4. Hi Lulu! I think it's absolutely adorable that your grandson wants to live with you. You might not make it in reality, but it sure is a confirmation of your love for each other that it's even on the table!
    I thnk you are a hero for taking their dog in, and caring for it at this tough time. Perhaps you will make another fan in him? He might want to stay with you too :). What a lovely family you have my friend.
    Sunday blessings,
    Ceil

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