Friday Fun…Energy “0”  Fun 10+

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Friday Fun…Energy “0”  Fun 10+

 

While TS Nicholas was for the most part a non-event for those of us in Houston, it did leave many homes without power. My niece and her husband were just one of many families that lost theirs this Tuesday. 

 

So over they came, with laptops and our dear Raffe (4) and all of his cars and trucks. Both parents had to continue to try to work and that meant attending a few Zoom-type meetings. 


 

I had to pop out of our Tuesday ZOOM meeting because both parents had meetings at the same time.

 

I had a ball...we walked to the mailbox at least twice, explored the fire hydrant and the drains along the street...he heard the water rushing down and had to know more about it.

 

                             

 

The manhole cover kept him occupied for several minutes. 

 

We built ramps for his Hot Wheels from our books and played with apps on my phone. 

 

 

Raffe discovered Larry’s follically challenged head. I think Larry usually has a baseball cap on but at any rate he couldn’t stop rubbing it. 

 

And like most children, he had to try walking in Larry’s shoes. 

 

At the end of the day, Raffe fell asleep on the car ride home. His mother said he was so tired she couldn’t even get him up for dinner. 

 

The adults?  Exhausted!!!





Kids have so much energy because they siphon it out of their parents like midget gasoline thieves.  (unknown)

Comments (35)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I had a big smile on my face while reading this.  I have a 5-year-old grandson that Rick and I watch on Fridays and Saturdays. Their energy is unbelievable.  But they make you feel like a kid again!  

Sep 17, 2021 08:42 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Kathy Streib, I'm exhausted from reading all about your adventures, can only imagine how you felt at the end of the day but the experience is priceless. Have a great Friday!

Sep 17, 2021 08:53 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

From the photos and videos and descriptions you offered it's hard to imagine who had more fun, Raffe or you.  How hard was it for you to fall asleep that night as well?

Sep 17, 2021 09:10 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Oh how fun is this post!  You had me laughing right to the end quote!  And it's so true, kids are balls of fire and their born to wear us grandparents out!  As for Larry's challenging follicles.....last time we were in NC on the beach with all the kids our 5 year old grandaughter looks up to Gary.......and says " Grandpa why do you have so much hair in your nose!  We all cracked up!!  I don't recall his answer :)

Sep 17, 2021 10:56 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it does not take much for kids to be entertained.  No need to spend lots of money on expensive toys, when a pair of shoes and follically challenged head is all you need.

Sep 17, 2021 02:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I know what you mean!!!  They have boundless energy and it's a lot harder when you're not used to being around them 24/7.  I think that's why they invented adult beverages. 

Myrl Jeffcoat his father went home, ate dinner and fell asleep as well!!!

Sep 17, 2021 04:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider they keep us on our toes!!!  Raffe wanted me to run up and down the street with him. I slept really well that night. 

Joan Cox like so many little boys, Raffe is fascinated with construction vehicles and fire trucks. 


Kat Palmiotti usually his cousins are here to play with him.  That really is a help!

Sep 17, 2021 05:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I used to roll down little hills with my grandsons but I have a feeling I'd break something if I tried it now. 

Norma J. Elkins endless energy and constantly hungry. 

 

Brian England I did!!!   He is such a joy and our family is so lucky to have him!!!

 

Sep 17, 2021 05:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel isn't that a cute quote!!  I think I slept through the night after he was here!  I don't often do that. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  oh yes. The parents are always ready to wear them out so they'll sleep well. 

Sep 17, 2021 05:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley Thank you. Hope that you and Chef Dolores have something fun planned this weekend. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   You know that with your fun time with HH and BB!!!!  It's a good kind of tiredness. 

Sep 17, 2021 05:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs His parents are really good about having all kinds of activities for him on the weekend. He's starting soccer soon. 

Will Hamm both parents took time watching him while they worked until they both had visual calls and I stepped in. 

Sep 17, 2021 05:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty isn't that ridiculous!  Don't we have more serious things to worry about!!!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I bet you are both creating wonderful memories for Tristan. Are you pooped when he leaves?? 

Sep 17, 2021 05:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Beth Atalay since I was never blessed with my own children so having my nieces and nephews and my friends' children in my life had been a blessing. 

Ed Silva barely made it past my nightly prayers!!!! Then it was snoozeville.

Sep 17, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker that's a hoot!!!!  You can see the shunt tube on Larry's head just under his scalp and I was waiting for him to ask about that.  I love being around all of the kids.   Glad I made you laugh...it's a good thing. 

George Souto isn't that the truth!!!  A large cardboard box or books to make a ramp!  It all works. 


Sep 17, 2021 05:27 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Kathy! I think I want to come play next time as well

Sep 17, 2021 11:21 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I like the energy If I can go with the flow and enjoy it. Love and light

Sep 17, 2021 11:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I remember those events when our kids grand and great ones discovered many wonderful things, that we take for granted.  

Sep 18, 2021 12:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Sounds like a fun time...more for you and Raffe than his parents! It's amazing how much energy kids have. And that ending quote is perfect!

Jeff

Sep 18, 2021 09:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

All. Of. This.  So familiar with all of it. LOL

Especially the EXHAUSTED part!

Sep 19, 2021 06:40 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Ahh the excitement.  Memories of the adventures that lurk just outside the door are often forgotten until we see the sheer joy in a child enjoying them.  Thank you for Sharing Kathy.  Mark

Sep 19, 2021 09:13 AM