Being a typical grandparent I often find myself reaching for the photograph of my granddaughter I have had in my wallet for many years — both of my her when she was an angelic baby and then as a cute and incorrigible 6-year-old.
That is how she remained in my mind for many years.
I have often told her over the years that I didn’t want her to grow up, that I loved her too much as she was.
She always looked at me with that impish smile and said nothing.
Until recently, I told her again that I refused to let her grow up.
She said, “Too late Papa…I’ve already grown up!”
Yikes! My darling granddaughter is now a teenager.
Actually, she just tried to get her driver’s license…for the second time!
She has gone from being my cuddly little buddy to someone who is looking forward to being on her own and doing volunteer work in Thailand (which is way too far away for my liking).
Why am I including this as part of a blog post about carpet cleaning?
Because I have noticed that one thing has remained constant during her exciting life thus far…she has consistently created the need for me to “clean up after her.”
Even a toddler she exhibited a real talent for art — which meant in the early years that she was constantly drawing on the carpet with crayons or markers or creating some form of artwork which required my professional attention.
I told her that she needed to pay me for saving her hide from her parents’ anger, but she would just look at me with that cherubic grin, knowing that she had me wrapped around her ever so tiny little finger.
As she grew older her hobbies changed and so did her accidents and messes, but of course, I was always happy to come to her rescue.
Recently, the challenge has been cosmetic stains and the glitter that her recent art projects have included.
I notice this about many of my clients with children — the types of accidents may change over time but often the need still arises for a professional to help fix it.
Which is why I often say…“I help moms love their children…again!”
I guess what I am stressing is this: families are dynamic and ever-changing, filled with love and emotion, and often accidents which I can usually help fix.
That’s why I love my job — because I can help my clients and their families focus on what’s positive in their lives while I take care of the problems.
Life is for the most part very good, isn’t it?
Except for that one problem which we can’t seem to fix — little girls will always grow up and become teenagers!
Oh, and by the way, if you aren’t already part of Rainbow Carpet Cleaning’s Ultimate Care Club now would be a great time to join. You receive a bunch of free services like free granddaughter stain removal.
All you need to do is consider having some amount of carpet cleaning done every year. It’s a great program for those who really care about the appearance and health of their home.
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, we welcome a call from you. Our number is 541-758-0176.
Remember, a Clean and Healthier Home…Why not You?!