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.
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Thanks for the BIG smile!
Very sweet photo!
They watch us more than we know. Hugs to both of you.
What a beautiful, uplifting photo of that dear granddaughter! Happy Mothers Day, Cynthia!
Your granddaughter is cute Cynthia and no doubt we need lots of help raising kids or ourselves!
Just had to laugh! Great photo.
That’s a very cute photo! The little ones do like to mimic us.
Your grand daughter is enjoying that cane, Cynthia .
I use one for some months
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…
So love this Cynthia! They are such a joy.❤️
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and with a child you always know where they stand. Adorable.
And a Happy Mothers Day to Lauren, too! Love to you both! ❤️❤️
wonderful example of imitation of what is called life, may we learn from children, thanks for the post, it moved my heart no end, thanks
Happy Mothers Day. This is such a sweet photo. But may I ask, does grandma have pink boots too?
I wish! Should get some!
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.
Thank you, Miriam. She’s only 16 months but tall
Yes, she is tall, Cynthia.
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.
She reminds me of a cute little hobbit. I got a big walking stick myself for my last birthday.
I particularly like those red boots. 🙂 –Curt
Belated mothering Sunday wishes Cynthia. Such sweet image
Your granddaughter is walking well at 16 months. Belated happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks, Helen. We have our Mother’s Day in May. But so many of my relatives and friends are British, I had to do a greeting in their honour.
I see 😁
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
It’s not Mothering Sunday here but much of my family is British.
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.
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!
That is so sweet, Cynthia! You must be so proud of her!
We all are. And now she’s at this stage, Hamlin and I are recalling when our own daughters were this age too.
She looks like a little queen, with her staff 🙂
Such a cute little girl 🙂 I have a collection of canes for when my knees get shaky!
Adorable, Cynthia. What a joy. Happy Spring.
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
I love that – furniture walking. Now, where was that furniture all the times I fell, because I was feeling too independent!
Pride comes before the Fall?
Grandchildren are even smarter than grandmothers. They now who matters in their lives. Love to all of you დ
I’m catching up on your posts, Cynthia–and I love this one! Absolutely. That photo deserves a big frame and a place of honor:).