Sunday, April 17, 2011

Children and the Big House!

Warren brought his son Cole to see the house one morning before school.  Can you imagine how big 12' ceilings look at 6 years old?  I was working upstairs and came stomping down to see who had arrived.  Thump, thump, thump - ever closer until I see them and shout hello.  Cole moved in behind his dad's leg and peeked out at me.  They went on tour and I could hear them upstairs talking about the house.  As they started back down, I stayed in a back room and started to make a low moaning sound.  Ooohh, ooooohhh punctuated by a measured stomp on the floor.  Ooooh, ooooooohhhh to thump, thump and Warren said to Cole that there was no need to worry as the sound was only Mansion Mike.  Still, Cole became disoriented and started for the butler pantry instead of the rear exit.  Warren called to him and said that the way out was on the other side of the room!   Ooooohhhh, ooooohhhhh, stomp, stomp and Cole was gaining speed as he headed across the room  for the back door.  He is a handsome young boy and his eyes were large as saucers by the time he hit the back porch.  Can you imagind the stories that he told that day when he reached his 1st grade class.  It reminds me of the trick or treat kids who would not enter the house. 

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