Tuesday, July 17, 2012

These Two

Snuggled up together in the afternoon sun reading stories, telling tales and giggling. 


A single story can take an eternity to complete. Every question is answered, every tangent indulged.

I know how special that makes my young man feel, because I too have sat there on my mothers lap, listening to endless stories, enjoying the 'accents' and becoming lost in her voice and the warmth of her embrace.

You excel at love, mum. You really do.


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  1. Too cute. And very groovy haircut he's got going on there!

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    1. mmm yes, his nanny took him for a 'proper' hair cut at the hair dresser! So very cute!

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  2. Oh little black sambo!!...what delicious (and politically incorrect) memories

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    1. eep. I know. I had a great photo of the cover included and then I looked at it and thought 'what the hell are you doing, you can't include that!!'.

      naughty!

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  3. Oh I love this Em. My Mama has a beautiful way with children too. She would read book after book to me, again and again, night after night... and I never grew tired of it. When she used to look after Angus when I went back to work, she would do the same for him. We are so lucky to have such naturals in our lives.
    Gorgeous photos, Zeph is such a spunk... heartbreaker in the making.

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    1. nothing better than seeing all the people you love be loving together! We're lucky with our mum's julie!

      xo em

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  4. Especially that book! We've got it too, and my kids love it (so do I actually, it's so refreshingly un-PC isn't it!)

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    1. i never even thought of it that way until today when I went to put a pic of the cover up! ahha oh dear!

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  5. These photographs are just wonderful, and the love so obvious.
    I wish we had a grandmother, just a tiny one, once in a while.
    Lilli

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  6. Gah! Where did you find a Little Black Sambo book? I had one as a child and recognised that illustration. In fact, my heart did a little flip flop because it was, I am shocked to say, one of my favourite books as a wee child. I have no idea why but I was fascinated with this wild child, in my imaginings. Our family's copy was spirited away, I am sure, by my mother. I must ask her about how we came to have it.

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  7. Grandmas are totally the best. And how is it they can make one story last for so long? Dedication plus. x

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  8. Wish I still had my copy or could find another - it is a lovely book!! Wish we had a family that could show love easily ... Alas not. Lovely pics em

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  9. When your young hearing someone read a story always made you smile.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em