Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's a Beautiful Noise

I still use this baby monitor, as a way of "monitoring" my little heathens when they are downstairs in the play room. Camden has recently taken a liking to using at a paging system -- "MUMMY? CAN I HAVE A SNACK?" - I swear, he presses his little lips right up against the one down in the basement, and at times I can't even tell what he is asking because it is so garbled.

My father is here in Idaho for an impromptu visit, and we are all so happy to have him here! The other day, Camden and his Papa went down to the family room, and I realized the monitor was on. I left it on, because I loved listening to the two of them playing together. I guess I should clarify and say that Camden did most of the talking - - my dad couldn't have gotten a word in edgewise if he'd wanted to. This went on for well over an hour as they played with trains, and Camden monologued about every last detail of train construction. At one point, I snuck downstairs to get a look at what was going on.

It is hard to live so far away from our parents. Before I had children, I worried that they would grow up having a distant relationship with their grandparents at best, because how do you foster closeness when both sets of grandparents are on the East coast, while we are out here? Luckily, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Nana, Papa, Gramma, and Grampa are a part of our every-day life here. The boys love and know their grandparents, probably even better than some children who have full access to their grandparents. This makes me very, very happy. Life is good.


Cheryl and Ashton said...

The "guys" sure looked very involved in the train set. I bet you are all having a great visit with your dad. Great idea on the monitor system-here's one for you, how about your teenage daughter calling you via cellphone from her room to the house phone asking for a bowl of cereal!

Melissa said...

I still use the monitor too! :) I like listening to the girls when they're playing, they are very entertaining!

How's this for abuse of privelege: I was outside weeding the garden one very hot day, Emily was inside. I called the house from my cell phone and left a message "Emily, this is Mommy. I'm outside. Can you please bring me some lemonade?!" She did it! :D

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

There's something special about the relationship grandparents have with their grandkids. Looks like they are both having a grand time.

Joy said...

Precious and wonderful, indeed.

Margaret said...

I wonder who was having the most fun, Cambden or Uncle Buzz!! My kids live in the same town as their grandparents, but don't see them that much, its a shame. I have an intercom system, one for me and one for Robyn's room. Its great, I don't hear her all the time but if she needs me in the middle of the night, I'm there.
Oh, and Robbie frequently calls me from his cell phone, when he's down cellar!!!

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