Monday, 27 July 2009

Guest post from Grandpa Button (Tom's dad)

I love the endless stream of images Elsie sends out that chart the growth of my grand-daughters.

I think it was the photograph in the garden that did it. Suddenly I was looking into the eyes of Tom, aged 2 months staring quizzically and unblinking. Older generations are always on the look-out for characteristic family features. I suppose it's part of the same human desire for self-creation that drives grandparents to cherish time with the next generation - unhurried time with no specific agenda. So when Dolly took 10 seconds just to give the camera a long assessing look, she also transported me back in time by a warp factor of about thirty years.

6 comments:

More than Just a Mother said...

How lovely to hear a Grandparent's view. I am driven insane by various relatives constantly telling me how much my children look like my husband, but I guess I can see why it is so lovely to spot.

Anne aka mum-e said...

What a lovely post. I find the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren so wonderful and reading what you have said helps me understand one of the reasons why it is so special.

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Lovely post. Thank you.

SandyCalico said...

That's a lovely post :-)

Iota said...

How lovely to have a post from Grandpa Button!

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