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And So It Begins

And So It Begins

And so it begins…
Six deliriously excited, eager grandchildren
Inviting themselves to Grandma's house for another week 
Of Cousins Camp! In July.
I read their list of projects and burst out laughing.

Play dough, Legos, water fights, forts, bonfires,
Make s’mores, paint, do the ice bucket challenge – use grandma
Spray grandma with the hose and make her scream.
Not this year, I told my husband. I do not have that many clothes.

They arrived on a Wednesday, within an hour of each other.
Their mothers beaming, glad to be free, for a week.
Ran around screaming like hyenas being chased by hungry crocodiles.
Then their mothers left, probably sneaking off to have coffee.

“Oh, Grand….ma!”  A sing-song-y voice said.
I turned and SPLAT! Hit full force in the face 
With ice cold water from an intensified hose end.
And so it begins….


Written 2/10/2019     
Sponsor: Line Gauthier
Contest:  And So It Begins….

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Date: 2/11/2019 4:48:00 PM
You need another hose...twice the fun!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 6:35:00 PM
You think I only have one? Aha. So did they!
Date: 2/11/2019 1:53:00 PM
I feel what you wrote is true to you and many others too...what you didn't do with your own kids... their children do it to you...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 2:23:00 PM
I did it with my own children too, enjoying them to the inth degree! I have always related to children so much quicker than I have ever related to adults. Thank you for noticing.
Date: 2/11/2019 12:23:00 PM
"Not this year"- wishful thinking! So very true-to-life (as always)... ;D
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 2:23:00 PM
Thank you Rhona. This was no stretch of the imagination. I honored this contest with pure untouched truth.