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an elephant in the house April 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 10:13 pm
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I seem to have lost a daughter and gained an elephant.

Ever since Kimba left, Lizzie has embarked on a vigorous campaign of jumping in her bedroom. Even at the other end of the house you can feel the floor bounce.

I don't know what she's doing though because she won't let me in her room. She's decorating the walls apparently and I can look when its finished. When I knock on the door she opens it a crack and peers out.

Right then I just had a bad feeling. You know the one. It's the one where one of the kids comes out and says –

where are my work clothes?

And you just know they're at the bottom of the dirty washing basket with a pile of damp towels on top of them.

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10 Responses to “an elephant in the house”

  1. Candy Sparks Says:

    ha ha this is so cute… awww…


  2. Lizzie Says:

    The twins occasionally stomp, but only when they are in a right strop. What I hear from upstairs is either Jess moving her furniture about, which considering her room is barely big enough for the bed and her desk is amazing that she can so any rearranging at all, or Hannah playing the first few bars of Titanic over and over.
    We do have an elephant though. At KT's. One of the neighbours got told off by a housing officer and she immediately launched into a rant about us complaining to the housing association and what a racket we make, even though we only ever ask her to turn it down and haven't complained to anyone official. She came down and banged on the door when this officer was gone and after she'd calmed down she jokingly said she could often hear me stomping about. Blooming cheek I thought, especially as I am quite light footed and we have solid concrete floors down here and she actually bangs about like goodness knows what at all hours – I took umbrage, I tells ya.

  3. cat Says:

    Our next door neighbours used to have a rottweiler and you could feel it thumping up and down the house in our place. They also had four boys running with it.
    lol – that reminds me, one of the boys was learning the guitar and I heard the first few lines of smoke on the water about a zillion times.

  4. cat Says:

    they're only cute when you don't have to live with them candy.

  5. Lizzie Says:

    The lads next door to us (I mean at the house, not at KT's) have some kind of band practice regularly. The bass player though, must live there as he plays at all times of the day. I must say, he's very practised on a couple of RHCP classics and Ian Drury's 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'.

  6. Waterbaby Says:

    if the elephant turns pink, you'll have something to be concerned about.

  7. cat Says:

    lol – well it's in bed at the moment with an injured shoulder under strict instructions to do no jumping today

  8. Waterbaby Says:

    just you wait; when the cat's away, the elephant will play. hold on now, that's just dumb.

  9. cat Says:

    when the cats away the whole bloody menagerie goes wild

  10. Waterbaby Says:

    well, that doesn't have quite the same rhythm and ring but no doubt it's true.

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