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The House that Jack Built

May 4, 2011

The confusion began the first time our agent, Patrick,  showed us our new house.  The children raced around wild with excitement about empty rooms, their hair standing on end from the static of the carpets (I’ve never seen anything like it), speculating about what Patrick does in each of his empty rooms.

Charlie: “Oh, look, this is where Patrick takes his bath!”

The confusion continues no matter how many times I tell them that Patrick will not be in the house when we move into it.  Yesterday Elisabeth generously suggested:

Elisabeth: “We will need to pack all of our food, because there isn’t any food in Patrick’s house.  And if Patrick comes down and eats a little of our food, that will be ok.”

I spent the morning putting things into boxes and the children spent the morning taking them out.  This is going to take a long time.

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  1. Wendy permalink
    May 4, 2011 5:45 pm

    We moved from Kentucky to Alabama when the twins and Jack were about your children’s ages. I would pack a lot of times during their nap or when they were in bed at night. Whenever they would wake up they’d discover something missing. They were especially bothered by the family pictures disappearing.

    Good luck with packing. Keep the tape handy so you can tape the box shut as soon as it’s full!

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