The Growing Wall Lives On

One of the only things we’re not sticking in a moving box this month is The Growing Wall, that place where we marked the growth of our kids, inch by inch. The wall hasn’t seen much action recently what with all our boys maxed out on height…

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So what do you do with a growing wall when you’ve sold your house? It’d be sacrilege to paint it over. You can’t take it with you. And there’s not enough time to re-purpose it into a Shrinking Wall (You know, the wall that empty nesters use to measure the ravages of age and gravity). No, you just have to hope that a family like this buys your house, a family that believes in the growing wall concept (they’re the really young people on the left)…

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So, as of next month, when we move out and they move in, “O” (4’3″) and “V”( 3’6”), will be the new keepers of The Growing Wall…

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11 thoughts on “The Growing Wall Lives On

  1. we have one too, on the back of the door to the pantry. once we left town and a painter came and painted our kitchen everything but the back door to the pantry and I remember thinking he was so thoughtful and how crushed I would have been if he’d painted it overxo

    From: Greetings from the Empty Nest Reply-To: Greetings from the Empty Nest Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:45 AM To: Lindsay duPont Subject: [New post] The Growing Wall Lives On

    WordPress.com Sam posted: “One of the only things we’re not sticking in a moving box this month is The Growing Wall, that place where we marked the growth of our kids, inch by inch. The wall hasn’t seen much action recently what with all our boys maxed out on height… So what “

  2. Sam & Anna – I always enjoy reading your postings from the ‘Nest’. This one was especially moving, as the growing wall captures the passage of time that seems to accelerate when our kids stop being kids. Loved the picture of the new owners & you, passing the baton. Look forward to seeing more of you.

    xoxo

    Alec

    • Thanks, Alec! 26 days and counting until we make the move, leaving behind a lot of memories like this one, but looking forward to making new memories. See you then! xox
      S and A

  3. I still look at our growing wall and marvel at those first marks down by my knees. And now towering over my head. I guess you can’t take the wall with you, but so sweet you’re handing it over to another growing family.
    Oh, and ps: yes, Lida is Bill’s wife.

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