There's a dinosaur in the bath

The cat bustles in for breakfast

no longer looking out

for the greyhound that visited. 

All is back to normal. Or is it?

The TV’s no longer permanently

tuned to Baby Shark and Peppa Pig.


But nappies are still found

in odd waste bins.

A child’s fairground sits

on top of the cupboard.

They didn’t have room

for it in their luggage.


Hugs and cuddles

and infectious smiles

are in shorter supply.

The dinosaur has been

in the bath since Christmas.

I think it’s here to stay.



◄ Monstrous!

1963 ►


Profile image

Greg Freeman

Tue 4th Jan 2022 20:14

Thanks very much for the comments, Stephen, Kevin, and Graham, and for the Likes from John, Julie and Nigel as well. Now I just have to sort out my bad back. But all worth it!

Profile image

Graham Sherwood

Tue 4th Jan 2022 17:47

Hahaha! Brilliant. Gotta love the grandkids eh?

Think yourself lucky Greg. We have one who lives 100metres away and never takes home what she brings to play.

Over the course of this Christmas/NY I have been operated on three times/adopted two toy dogs from a make believe re-homing company/wrote the screenplay for a video that never got made etc!

Would we swap it?..................Never!!

Profile image

kJ Walker

Tue 4th Jan 2022 17:41

It's sad when much-loved visitors leave after a long visit.
But at least they have left you some momentos to remember them by.

Cheers Kevin

Profile image

Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Jan 2022 17:06

Peppa Pig, Greg? Surely HE hasn't been staying. Not with all those donors available!

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message