Wednesday, November 21, 2012

One Wonderful Writing Distraction

I’ve had only a small amount of time to write over the past few days.  Why?  Because my grandson is visiting from Chicago!  His parents, too, of course--my older son and d-i-l.  And all three of them are keeping my husband and me busy.

I began writing this post early yesterday morning since I had a spare few minutes before they all woke up.  I continued it later in the day when little Elliott’s parents were away visiting friends and more, and my husband and I were baby sitting.  Elliott fortunately decided to take a nap. 

Elliott will turn six months old next week.  He’s adorable!  But of course, at that age, he’s still high maintenance.  I can remember caring for both of our sons during their infancy.  Yes, it’s time consuming, but it’s so much fun!

Our dogs are fascinated by him.  They’re also demanding attention when Elliott is asleep or otherwise occupied.  They’re used to being our babies around here and keeping us at their bark and call.  At the moment, they’re pretty far down in our pack hierarchy and don’t really understand.  Fortunately, they’re Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and are extremely people oriented.  They’re curious but won’t do anything more than sniff the baby and increase their usual demands.

I’ve gotten some posts up online and done a little bit of writing, but not a whole lot.  Do I regret it?  Not at all!  I wish they were closer and I could see them more often, but for now everything else can wait.

How about you--how do family visits affect your household?


Janie Emaus said...

Need I answer this? When my grandkids are here, I get very little done.

Linda O. Johnston said...

And yours are local, Janie, so I know how time consuming and fun they are!

Monica Ferris said...

I didn't have children so have no grandchildren to distract me - kind of sad, that - but when good friends or other family members visit, I'm happy to be distracted from my writing to entertain them, at least for a few days. Longer than that and I start to sneak time at the computer.

Linda O. Johnston said...

The gang just left, Monica, and I'm now getting ready to start working again. I did get a little time at the computer while they were here, but not much and I was distracted a lot.

Betty Hechtman said...

My motto is family first - human or animal.