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28 August 2012 @ 11:14 pm
 
A Moment from the Crocuses:

[Kiwi is walking up the stairs, having moved some things down to the playroom/guestroom. There is speaking from the bathroom.]
Mother Crocus: "Did someone just say hello?"
Kiwi: "What? No."
Brother Crocus: "No, just you."
MC: "What are you doing in here?"
BC: "You just turned the light out on me and walked in!"
MC: "Well you two usually leave the lights on!"
BC: "So you turned the light off and then came in?" [Catches Kiwi's eye and shakes his head.]
Kiwi: "It's the only time she turns the bathroom light off--when we're actually in there. We don't leave the bathroom light on, Mum, only the stairs or the hallway to see by at night!"
[Mum laughs and walks back to bed wearing nothing but her natural tan.]
[Kiwi and Brother Crocus shake their heads more, both mumbling and laughing as they walk to their separate rooms.]

The number of times one of us will be in the bathroom and she'll turn the light out on us is pretty hilarious. The fact that this time she turned the light off on my brother, then walked in and was then even more surprised to find someone in there...hilarious.

We should learn to knock and close doors and put clothes on even when guests aren't here. Or, actually, we're fine the way we are--more laughs.

I know it's corny, but this is the sort of stuff I'm still here for, until my brother heads back to college for his final year. I cherish our last time really living together as a family under the old family roof. I know I'm repeating that like a broken record, too, but it's just because it's true and it comes to mind so often. I love my crazy wacky hippie-dippie geektastic family (even when they drive me crazy).

And since my family includes my old-man pugster pup but he was not in this entry, I will include him here with some Good Ol'-Fashioned Dog Logic: "Oh! Mum's making the bed! I know exactly where I need to be to help her the most!" [Wags tail, snuffs excitedly, and plops down precisely where I'm struggling with the bottom sheet and one stubborn corner of the bed.] Thanks, Mugz--you're a whiz with these household chores.

Back to music.
 
 
 
minervas_eule: laughminervas_eule on August 29th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
:-)) Thank you for the sit-com-scene getting to play in my mind!

I cherish our last time really living together as a family under the old family roof. You are so thoughtful to do that.... none of us really recognized that this would be the end of "life as we knew it" before the last move, that there would be just a handful of days per year with all the children under one roof in the new house...
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on September 1st, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it! My household is pretty ridiculous and we don't have firm boundaries about stuff, but I love it even if others don't completely understand my super-liberal family haha.

I try to keep aware of this sort of stuff--of change before it is about to happening/as it is happening, rather than to just be blindsided by it later on and be hit with all the feelings at once. I like to think it makes me more resilient to change--or more adaptable, or something--but of course I can't be sure!

Either way, thank you for those words. (: