A Sleepover and a Surprise

“Do you want to drive by the river and see if we can find the eagles?” “Yes!  Then I can tell Mom and Dad and August that I saw them!  August loves birds too.” I smile.  August is two-years-old.  We have picked up Sloane for an overnight with Grandma and Grumpa. “It’s pretty overcast.  I […]

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

Everyday is composed of moments, some insignificant, others worth savouring.  Time spent with grandchildren is the latter – their presence, always refreshing, the interaction guaranteed to leave a warmth that glows long past our parting. Through them I alive again, reminded of my own childhood, and how pleasure is to be found in the simplest […]

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Come Play, Gamma

“It feels like my heart and my thumb changed places,” five-year-old Sloane says carefully guarding her injured digit. I can’t help but laugh.  She can be a little dramatic, this one. “Can you get us a tissue?” I ask her older cousin. “I don’t need it!  It stopped bleeding.” The blood has bubbled up on […]

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Just Tell Me I’m Not Cute

Never understood it when Dad called me cheeky as a kid, although I always recognized a tone of approval.   Then I saw it in my own children: that look of sheer defiance that melted my heart every time. This photo of our youngest granddaughter exemplifies the epitome of cheekiness, don’t you think? (In response to […]

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Media: A Child’s Perpective

“Can we watch something?”  My four-year-old granddaughter climbs onto the bed and snuggles in.  It’s been a routine we’ve shared as long as I’ve been ill. The question makes her parents cringe; they are trying hard to raise their child without excessive screen time.  Cable TV does not exist in their world, so coming to […]

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