Waiting for our visitors

Nell: Why are the puppies staring out of the window?

Me: Well, here’s the thing.

Nell: What do you mean ‘here’s the thing’? I never like it when you say that.

Me: No, and you might not like this at first, but you will.

Nell: Will I?

Me: The puppies were excited when I told them.

Nell: Told them what?

Me: Naughty Nigel is coming to stay for a few days with Seamus and Boo.

Nell: Why?

Me: You know my sister Charlotte has bought a house not far away from us?

Nell: I do and I’m extremely delighted as now all three of you sisters are living back in Devon.

Me: Anyway, Charlotte and Kerry need to get the house ready and organise the moving, so I said the boys could stay here.

Nell: Fair enough. That makes complete sense to me.

Me: Gosh, that’s a relief.

Nell: But there is more. Isn’t there?

Me: Not really. It’s just that the boys will be sleeping in the bedroom because they might feel lonely and a little lost.

Nell: Are we talking about your bedroom?

Me: Yes.

Nell: The one we don’t sleep in at night?

Me: Yes. Apart from Poppy, but she’s going to have to share our bed with Seamus because he’s a little bit poorly.

Nell: Seamus is poorly?

Me: He’s having problems with his heart.

Nell: Why didn’t you say so in the first place? Of course the boys must share your room. I will talk to Poppy now about some heart friendly meals. She made them when Charlie was ill.

Me: That’s a wonderful idea, Nell. I’m so glad you are fine with this.

Nell: The boys are family. Nothing matters more. Especially in these difficult times. We are doing this together.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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