Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goodbye Avery Street

As you know, we are officially out of our old house and into our new house.  After much drama and far too many complications, we have officially taken ownership of the new house/property and are starting to establish a new normal for our family.  As I was packing the last of our things and cleaning out each room of the old house, I had the words to the bedtime story, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown going through my in the spirit of that fantastic book, here's my bid adieu to a house that did quite well for me and our family for more than 6 years!

Goodbye Avery Street:

...Goodbye coat closet and front door

Goodbye fireplace from which many fires did roar

Goodbye peaceful back yard

Goodbye bedroom

And Nate's blue nursery 

Goodbye ugly kitchen cupboards

Goodbye gorgeous hardwoods

Goodbye built-in cupboards

And goodbye custom bathroom

Goodbye huge garage

And goodbye dining room turned Alex's bedroom

Goodbye little house
And goodbye mouse

Goodbye good times
And goodbye memories

Goodbye hoodlums
Goodbye punks

And goodbye to the old lady
across the street

Goodbye street lights
Goodbye air
Goodbye noises everywhere

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Inspired, of course! This was a fabulous memoir of your life from Avery Street.