Family Time

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

The kids and grandkids arrived late Friday night for a 10 day visit, and by mid-day Saturday, the house was a complete shambles and chaos reigned. Toys, clothes and food were strewn everywhere, and we couldn't have been happier.


A Quiet Moment


The day was jam packed with fun - boating on the lake, lawn mower rides, several trips to the store, games, lots of snuggling, some horrible kid's TV shows, taking the dogs swimming, and naps.


Tractor Ride


Probably my favorite was the window painting. Mary is an immaculate housekeeper, with everything sparkling and in its place, yet for some reason, she decided to buy the girls some liquid crayons for writing on windows. It only took about an hour for pretty much every window in our home to look like this:



And Mary was unperturbed by it. I wish I could catch a break and enjoy that kind of tolerance for my act.


We get a brief break in the action as the kids spend part of today with the other grandparents - the ones who aren't anywhere near as fun - and we need it. We're still exhausted from yesterday. Grandparenting is hard work!


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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Looks like a blast, Dick. You are right, this grandparenting business is serious and exhausting business, and I only have a 10 month old to content with. 

Jun 21, 2015 02:16 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Dick thank goodness you've got a day to rest up for the next 8 days of fun chaos!

Jun 21, 2015 02:51 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dick -- Happy Father's Day!   It sounds like a riot there and in the best sort of ways.   Have fun!

Jun 21, 2015 03:07 AM #11
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Dick,  Now this is how you enjoy Father's Day.  What fun.  Your house will survive but you better hire a cleaning person to help Mary out on Day 11....

Featured in BananaTude!

Jun 21, 2015 03:45 AM #12
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Dick - have fun, enjoy the kids. I would love to have grandchildren that age, they are so much fun. Ours are 23 and soon 16, they are more serious tha their grandparents are... but no, we do not draw pictures on the windows... yet :)

Jun 21, 2015 03:51 AM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How wonderful!  I'm so happy for you both, having your babies home!  I am also glad you are getting some rest, before round 2 begins, LOL! Enjoy!

Jun 21, 2015 04:43 AM #14
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Dick Greenberg ... totally get your love for this type of hard work!  Enjoy .. then collapse!


Jun 21, 2015 06:41 AM #15
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Chaos reigned I think equates to good times....

Jun 21, 2015 07:29 AM #16
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That sounds like a great time, enjoy the time they are here, i am sure you will have some more great stories to share the next 10 days. 

Jun 21, 2015 09:51 AM #17
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Dick Greenberg  It is the best kind of hard work  .. That is why I review movies

" Inside  Out would be a good one to take them to this week movie  theater and can kill a few hours they usually come home tired too !  Have FUN and HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Jun 21, 2015 10:24 AM #18
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Dick, the glimpses into your private lives leave me with the biggest smiles on my face!!! The photos were so very sweet, downtime for them, NOT for you both. I LOVED the video, the play, the music and that each child had her own sense of "play" with the dogs--each dog there own as well!

And Mary HAS to be commended for letting mother NEVER would have!

Jun 21, 2015 10:34 AM #19
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick I can't think of a better way to spend Father's Day than spending time with the grand kids, and you get to make this a 10 day Father's Day celebration :)

Jun 21, 2015 11:04 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dick- Happy Father's Day!  I love the picture of you and the kiddies on the whatever it is you're riding!!  My family just left on Friday and I loved the chaos that was here.  Enjoy the rest of your visit!!!

Jun 21, 2015 11:07 AM #21
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Very cute Dick, enjoy your family time. Happy fathers day to you, sounds like are making out quite well.

Jun 21, 2015 11:53 AM #22
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land


Sounds like a great way to spend Father's Day.  Chaos can be wonderful sometimes.  Good Luck with the next 7 days. 

Jun 21, 2015 12:28 PM #23
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a blast Dick, enjoy the next 7 days, cant wait until my kids start bringing home a few grandchildren.

Jun 21, 2015 12:44 PM #24
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

This made me laugh out loud.  I think grands can get away with a lot more than kids.

Jun 21, 2015 01:28 PM #25
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Thats awesome and I am glad you so enjoyed the day and this time to get with your family!!!

Happy Fathers Day

Jun 21, 2015 02:40 PM #26
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Dick, time with family, kids, grandkids is just priceless! Even if your home looks as though it was hit by a tornado just within an hour.

Jun 22, 2015 12:06 AM #27
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ha. This was a delightful share, Dick. I LOVE the video and the music. I'm in Bend right now, grandkid chaos is in full swing - mom and dad are at the hospital waiting for the new little one. Meantime, we're non-stop action around here. ( If it makes you feel any better, Bernie says the same thing about my ability to tolerate the mess with my kids and grandchildren.) Tonight, we're having a camp out in the living room and movie night. 

Jun 22, 2015 07:51 AM #29
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