When Kid comes Home



My daughter is coming home today. I think most parents at my age know what that means. I have been cleaning her room and shining her bathroom for the last two days (was it three?) , trying to make it look and feel like a 5-star hotel room even though the rest of the house can barely qualifies as 2.

On one of her home trip a couple of years ago, one day I caught her busy doing laundry.
“What are you washing?” I asked.
“Bed sheets,” she said.
“Something happened?”
“No,” she said, “I haven’t washed them for a long time, so they must be dirty.”
I couldn’t believe what I heard.
“What are you talking about? I washed them the day before you came home. Every time!”

It’s must be my imagination. To me, it seems like the whole house comes alive when kid is home. I enjoy and treasure every minute of it.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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21 Responses to When Kid comes Home

  1. Mother Hen says:

    I am sure you will enjoy every moment of your time together.. Have fun!


  2. sunsetdragon says:

    me too when my kids-adult kids-grandkids and great grandkids are here. So much life an dove and wonderful energy.
    Enjoy your sweet daughter and blessings to both of you.


    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Ruth. Grandkids, and great grandkids… how nice! I only have great grandniece, and great grandnephew at this time.
      Thanking of you often, Hope your husband and Ali are doing better and better.


  3. treerabold says:

    I hope you have a great visit!!


  4. Amy says:

    Good morning, Helen! Enjoy your daughter’s visit. Love the story 🙂


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Treasure her visit. And clean the bed sheets 🙂


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Helen, my kids are still small, at home, but I can’t imagine how it will be when they leave the house. I want to keep them close forever. Have fun with your girl. Maybe post same photos of all the fun you will have together.


    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Elizabeth. Treasure your time with your kids!!! In the blink of an eye, they grow up becoming an adult. I still don’t know what has happened. How could my daughter grow up so much, so fast? (and I am still as young as before 😉


  7. pambrittain says:

    Have fun. You are so lucky. I see my kids and grandkids only about twice a year. Have a great time.


  8. I smiled when I read your post. I know exactly what it feels like. 🙂


    • Helen C says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I think we should start a support group for mothers so we can support each other 😉 The kid left today. We (my husband and I) didn’t feel like to say much, didn’t feel like to cook (eat leftover)… it will take a couple of days to go back to normal, I think. ;-(


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