14 Aug When Green Things Stood at the Door
When we moved into this home a few years ago, one of the first purchases we made was a storm door. Bop and I enjoy the light coming through the house. From the glass storm door, we can view the hummingbirds at the feeders and check for any packages that have been delivered. We never thought there would be a time when green things stood at the door.
Rowan and Eden arrived early one morning. Daddy Mike had brought them to our house to play. I usually go outside and greet them when I see their car in the driveway. On that day, I noticed there were extra occupants in the vehicle. Two large blowup green aliens and two smaller gray aliens were along for the ride. These creatures sitting in the car caused me to laugh out loud.
Six-year-old Rowan quickly explained how he had worked and earned money to buy a toy. He chose the aliens. “Mimi, I did chores at my house and got money. I chose to buy these guys.”
Two-year old Eden was quick to try and help tell the story, too. “Yes, aliens. Green. They are funny. Do you love them?”
As we gathered the usual supplies that come to Mimi’s and Bop’s house out of the vehicle, the four “guests” were carried inside and placed on the couch. There was even a small air pump, just in case they needed more air.
During the day, those creatures mysteriously found hiding places in the bathrooms, behind bedroom doors, in my office chair, and next to the building blocks in the playroom.
As the morning progressed to noon, we decided to take our daily walk to the neighborhood mailbox and send a few letters. The storm door closed as we went outside. Rowan, Eden, and I walked on the sidewalk and through the grass.
“Wait, Mimi. I have an idea.” Rowan has a creative mind and always has unique ideas.
“Let’s put the alien family at the front door. Then, anyone walking or riding by your house will see them. They will be waving hello to everyone.”
“Yes, yes! They can wave.” Eden agreed to this plan.
So, I stood on the sidewalk and waited for Rowan and Eden to position the green and gray guests at the front door. The above photo shows what our neighbors and delivery people saw when passing by our home. Laughter and smiles were brought to everyone who viewed this unique sighting.
We returned from the mailbox and moved the “guests” from the front door. For the rest of the day, those two green things and two gray things found funny hiding places in the house. Imagine walking into the bathroom and finding a life-size green alien standing there waiting to greet you. Yes, that happened to me and yes, I jumped. Haha!
More fun and laughter with the Henderson’s. What has made you laugh out loud recently? Have you had any green things standing at the door?
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV)
Have a blessed day,
Mimi aka Melissa Henderson