Never a Dull Moment

Our tiny home is overflowing with love. And noise. And craziness. The reason: Five grandchildren under the age of five. Our son Brian and his wife and three boys are visiting from Maryland, and our other son Ben, and his wife Kristi and son and daughter are visiting from locally to be with us and them. With our daughter Stephanie and her boyfriend, my Beloved and me, that makes lucky thirteen people and two medium-large dogs.

The latest wackiness: One of our three oldest grandsons came out of the bathroom with his head wet after using the toilet.

His Daddy: “Why’s your head wet?”

Grandson: “I washed my hair.”

His Daddy: “Where did you wash your hair?”

Grandson: “In the toilet?”

His Daddy: “WHAT!?!?”

Grandson: “I put my head in the toilet.”

His Daddy: “Before or after you peed?”

Grandson: “After.”

Have I said lately how much I love being a grandfather?

With Love,









About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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14 Responses to Never a Dull Moment

  1. utesmile says:

    What fun, enjoy your big family. Your grandson is hilarious…. I bet you never stop laughing while they are with you! Thanks for sharing the laughs with us! 🙂

  2. Mrs. P says:

    What fun…and memories! Take lots of pictures for posterity. I love looking at my early childhood pictures…they are quite special!

  3. quiall says:

    Our children keep us young.

    • russtowne says:

      True, except for when they make us feel very, very old. The women were gone for ninety minutes and our new granddaughter wailed in my arms this afternoon for almost an hour straight despite me going through the checklist I know by heart to deal with crying kids. I feel very old at the moment.


  5. ksbeth says:

    i love this, russ. and these are my favorite kind of days at my cottage.

  6. lisakunk says:

    Sounds like your title is very appropriate. Never a dull moment.

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