Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who goes there?

We have a "ding dong" two-tone doorbell for our front door. For a while after we first installed it a few months ago, whenever it rang Oliver would jump up and run around shouting in a mock serious tone "It's the doorbell, it's the doorbell" and run to the door to see who it was.

This tendency has diminished now, to be replaced by Lucy's take on visitors. Whenever anyone tries to leave the living room to go to the front door, or to go anywhere else for that matter, she will immediately race towards the living room door to come with them. If they are answering the front door, she will squeeze her way past their legs trying to see who it is. Our friend Jo has nick-named her "The Gatekeeper" in honour of this diligent scrutiny of all potential visitors.