Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cost of doing business

Whenever we invite people over the kids are always welcome. We have plenty of space for them to run and rip as my mother used to say. They often play for awhile in the backyard and in the field down toward the barn, but they always end up on the screen porch.

The screen porch has a ceiling fan whispering overhead and we have a stockpile of toys in a plastic box that we store under the glider. In the box are building blocks, watercolor paint, water guns,  and bubble wands.

You can always tell when they've spent time out there because the residue of playdough is stuck between the cracks in the tilework. The orange, red, and yellow granules of dried goo have to be scraped off with my pocket knife. It doesn't bother me. As a businessman might say, "It's the cost of doing business."


  1. Cute post. I know how it is when kids leave. My nephews used to visit and I'd find little things out of place, marked up, or broken for weeks after. Haha. They are grown now.

  2. You know where they are, you know what they're up to...it's worth a little clean up time.

  3. Sounds like you are a good businessman.

  4. Creative post as yours are. I always enjoy the visit to your house.

  5. All I have to say is bless you because that would not be me. I would be a little more than p'od which is why I don't have children.

  6. A generous (and not unexpected) attitude.

  7. Kids really bring life when they come to my home and every time they come I feel blessed. They somehow always leave some little toys behind and I put it aside for when they return. I think you would have made an excellent father by the way you you mentor Jordan.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. That sounds a lot like how things are here at my house too. We are blessed !

  9. No wonder the kids love your house so much.


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