Goldfinch60

Kids Eh?



The telephone rang,

I answered it.

“Da-ad?” she said

In that pleading way.

OK I thought,

What does she want,

What does she want this time!

“You know I’m moving?”

“Yes” I replied hesitantly,

“Can you help me?”

“It depends what it is” I replied,

But of course I’ll try”

“Well” she said,

“I have been to IKEA,

Been and bought some things

And was wondering,

Wondering if I could put them,

Put them in your garage,

Then collect them when I move?”

“OK” I said, “If they are not too big”

“They are all flat packs

So will fit in” she replied.

She arrives in her overladen car

And into the garage went:

Two wardrobes,

Two cupboards,

And two sets of shelves!

“They will be gone when I move

When I move in three weeks” she said.

Off she went,

And there was me with half her house,

Half her house in my garage.

 

The telephone rang,

I answered it.

“Da-ad?” she said,

In that pleading way

OK I thought,

What does she want,

What does she want this time!

“Can I send one more item,

One more item to your garage?”

She asked.

“OK I said “just one more”

It arrived by truck,

And now apart from half her house

I now have her shed,

Her shed in my garage.

Kids eh?

But I wouldn’t be without them.

Comments7

  • ALAN .S. JEEVES

    If you had anything about you Andy you would move into the garage and let your daughter have your house!

    Ex animo, Alan

    • Goldfinch60

      The house is hers and my sons anyway but they need to build my wooden box first - there must be a flatpack for that as well.

      • ALAN .S. JEEVES

        You are a wonderful man. I have never met you but still know you.

        Ex animo, Alan

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      • orchidee

        Oh lol, a fine write Gold. Just call me if they are too much for you, and I'll give 'em a song or three. That'll scare anyone off. But it might be too drastic. They may never return. I usually reserve my singing for my worst enemies! heehee.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Orchi. You would not be able to scare my eldest Granddaughter she would tell you what to do with your singing in no uncertain terms - then you would be singing "Far, far away".

          • orchidee

            Eekk! So I would run far far away, though I try to scare them with my singing!

          • Michael Edwards

            Ah yes - we had this when the children left home. Plenty of their possessions which they had no room for. They stayed with us for a house move before we said they were going to the skip if not collected, The outcome? We delivered them to their houses - in London, in Leicester and in Rugby. That what Dads are for I guess.

            • Goldfinch60

              We have both had this experience then Michael. Wouldn't ant it any other way would we.

            • Joe Dawson

              Oh, complaints aside, I suspect you love it and wouldn't change a thing.
              True to life write. Lovely stuff. Joe

              • Goldfinch60

                You are so right Joe, I wouldn't change a thing.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                BRIAN HERE (free afternoon on a Tuesday (PM) because I teach an Evening Class !) First let me thank you for show casing two of my FAVE STARS ~ both still alive & well ! Joan was @ the Welsh International Feastival @ Llangollen a few Years ago ~ she improves with time ! Ive been giving talks on S & Garfunkel for Senior Groups ~ everyone cries when we come to BRIDGE ! We had the Tribute S & G from the West End in a local Theatre Recently ! After 5 minutes they were THEM ! Wonderful duet with PS & JB ~ AMEN.
                It must be amazing to have GROWN-UP KIDS and still be an integral part of their LIVES ~ loved the ODD ODE ~ It ENCOURAGED US ~ to start our Family asap after Easter 2020 ! At the EVANGELICAL CHURCH which Angela attends most Sundays (She goes to St Marys once a Month with MAMA & PAPA ~ often I go as well !) we have about Ten Young Mums with BABIES and ANGELA always seems to be holding ONE during the Service ! We have an Open Creche so the Mums & Dads can enjoy the Singing & Sermon & Communion (once a month AM and once a month PM ! The KIDS (under 2) and Cocgregation (over 85) are usually asleep during the sermon !

                Blessings & Peace for YOU & YOUR LOVELY JOYCE
                Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Brian, kids and grandchildren are so wonderful in our lives and in spite of all the problems that may occur I wouldn't have it any other way.

                • fuche_bu

                  nice piece of writing. a shed inside of a garage sounds like a quiet place to write poetry.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    That sounds like a great idea fuch_bu but I would need to build the shed first - any offers?

                    • fuche_bu

                      If I build the shed, it probably won't stay vertical for very long.

                    • Suresh

                      Next time I hear that word (imminent) Daaa-aaad), I'll transfer the call to you. Oh! by the way, thanks.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        I would be pleased to answer it Suresh but I am afraid the 'phone is off the hook at the moment.

                        My pleasure.



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