Ever since I started living by my own, I haven’t had a lot of house guests. Back in Boston, since I shared the apartment with my roommate, I was way too wary about inviting anyone should it disturb her in any way. It’s only been either my mother or my sister who’d come for overnight stay a handful of times. And then a close friend’s parents and his sister visited me for a couple of days once. Other than that, I do not remember having people over.
Now that I have a place to call my own, the idea of inviting friends over sounded enticing. And, so, more than a month after we moved in, our first house guests arrived at our doorsteps. I’ve been very eagerly looking forward to this since it was initially planned. And that excitement only grew with time. By the morning yesterday, I couldn’t keep myself from picturing what the house would be like come evening. And when it finally happened, I ran out of the door onto the lawn, barefoot, not worrying about all the insects waiting to bite me, and welcomed them with a big smile.
One Two of the biggest reasons for my excitement, other than the fact that they are our first house guests, were the little guests. The eldest is 4 years old and the younger one is 18 months old. And they are both just so cute! I love being around kids; I think I’m more comfortable when I am around kids than when I am among grownups. I spent few hours last evening playing with them – running up and down the stairs, turning lights on and off, helping them fetch things and put it all back in place, learning how to skillfully solve jigsaw puzzles and what not. It was wonderful. They are going to be around for a few more days and I can’t wait to spend as much time as I can with the kids (along with maybe learning how to cook simple, delicious meals). Bliss!
I am very jealous of the partner when it comes to kids, though. While I put in a lot of work, do all the running behind and playing around to keep her entertained around me, all that the partner had to do was look at her and smile, and she runs to him, hands over all the
toys remote controls, coasters, one by one, thus creating a new game of which only they two are part of. And it’s not just her; I’ve noticed this many a times… something about him gives good vibes to babies / kids, I suppose. And they love being around him, without him putting in any effort. Sigh.