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Friday, October 17, 2008

New Neighbors (Gnome Door)


It's time for me to tell you all about my neighbors. They are 4 and 6 years old. They are the sweetest little girls around. They keep me young. Well, at least young at heart. Several months ago I started hiding some little Gnomes that I carved. I hid these Gnomes in the flower beds in their yard. I told the girls that I must have left the door open the night before, because several of my Gnomes had dissappeared. I said they were probably out playing and might have got lost. I told them that I needed some help from them to find my Gnomes. Well wouldn't you know, this took some time to accomplish. This little game has been played several times and it always keeps the girls busy and they seem to have lots of fun finding the run away gnomes.
Well, yesterday I sweetened the pot. I made a little "gnome door" and attached it to their back porch. Nobody saw me do this. Next I told the same story to the girls that my Gnomes had run off again. But this time I added that a small hammer, some nails, and some small pieces of lumber were missing too. I asked them to be on the lookout for my Gnomes. And they promised that they would. The girls have not been home during the daylight today, but I cannot wait until they do get home.....
See, I told you they keep me young at heart...

3 comments:

I AM said...

Dear Tom,

How lucky those little girls are to have you as a neighbor!! They will remember these little gnome hunts for ever and ever.

(and I'll bet that you will too!)

Tina said...

what fun for them...and you!

Jay said...

oh i would love to know the outcome of the latest hunt! i have a fairy door here in my room on my skirts, i like to think it is being used!