A Good Home

Sharing a Smile

Inside the house, I rarely use a cane, as there’s furniture and walls to hold on to if my right leg acts up.

But I always use a cane on the outside deck as the furniture  and railings are farther away.

So guess who has decided — all 16 months of herself — to copy her grandmother?

Made me laugh.  Hope it does you too!

Happy Mothering Sunday to my British relatives and friends and to anyone who has mothered or grandmothered a child.  And yes, I include all those women who have helped to raised other people’s children. Many young parents are blessed with your help, as my husband and I were when our own kids were young.




45 thoughts on “Sharing a Smile”

  1. Oh my goodness, they grow so fast (I should know this; why am I continually surprised). The lovely thing about Mothering Sunday–as oppose to Mother’s Day–is that it’s for anyone who has mothered–nurtured–and it’s so much more inclusive. What a cutie your grand baby is. It must be so satisfying to have her so close…

  2. Yes, this puts a big smile on my face. How old is your granddaughter, Cynthia? My granddaughter is 3 1/2, and she looks like the height of your granddaughter. My granddaughter Autumn has a jacket like that also. She also likes to do what the adults do.

  3. It certainly made me laugh – and reminded me of my paternal grandmother of whom I have no actual memory. She died when I was 4. The story is that I would always follow her around with her stick in case of necessity.

  4. Bless .. a precious photo and moment! I hadn’t realised it was Mothering Sunday in Canada as well – here in the UK we are the first in Europe. Hope you had a very special day! hugs xx

  5. Yes, it made me smile, what a delight to see her wanting to follow in grandmother’s footsteps. It made me think of our little grandson who takes possession of the long-handled shoe-horn with the brass dog head (his great-grandfather’s) the instant he walks through the door. Though I am a little apprehensive about what he will do with Grandpa’s new Nordic Walking poles when he next visits… in May we dream.

    1. Haha! Thanks for the giggle in that last sentence. and I can picture your grandson with the shoe-horn. I always forget how much babies imitate us. It’s a reminder to try our best to be our better selves – they’re watching and absorbing!

  6. In the therapy world, we call this “furniture walking”. The question then is, whether not using a cane or other device is a matter of convenience (the cane is always in another room or doorway from where you are) or of symbolic meaning (the cane represents disability and need for help, but furniture walking represents independence). Watch out for those young ones getting tangled up under your feet! – Oscar

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