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Storytelling Sunday

on February 5, 2012

It is so good to be back blogging.  My beloved thought it would be a really good idea to update my operating system but somehow that meant I couldn’t access the disk with all my photos and project life on!  Thankfully it is now sorted, I have missed blogging almost as much as I have missed having access to my photos.  It is my own fault in a way as I feel it is much safer to keep these precious, irreplaceable things seperate from the rest of my computer, just in case anything major goes wrong.

Anyway, to get back to my story.  This story is about a girl who was so conscious of how she looked that even emptying the rubbish required full make up and fashionable clothes.  Nothing was ever too expensive, as long as she had the cash to pay for it, and no amount of time taken to get ready was too long, even for putting out the rubbish. However she hated having her photo taken and would always hide from the camera.  Then she  had children and suddenly things changed.  The children took centre stage and putting the rubbish out no longer required any make up and was sometimes even done while wearing pyjamas, though she still hated the camera and getting her photo taken.  Gradually over time she came to ignore the camera as it helped capture the little, day to day things in her children’s lives that made her heart glad.  Like trying on new swimming goggles before the excitement of going swimming, like joining in with her children’s imaginative play, like being mummy and loving it.

This is also a story about a lady who likes getting messy with her grandchildren, and without them, and had forgotten how much fun it is to blow paint with a straw and mix colours and have fun while recording an everyday moment.

This lady would like to thank you for stopping by and invite you to enjoy some of the other stories that you will find links to from here.  Happy storytelling Sunday everyone.


Edited to add – Blogger isn’t letting me leave comments this morning so I will try again later, my apologies to anyone using Blogger whose story I have read, I am not ignoring you honest 🙂


15 responses to “Storytelling Sunday

  1. Amy says:

    Children certainly change our perspective on life and the values we hold – this is a great story!

  2. Helen says:

    Kids certainly take the focus away from us! I love the paint blown background you’ve made 🙂

  3. alexa says:

    Lovely to see you back! Isn’t grandmotherhood wonderful. 🙂 Love your reflective story.

  4. Chipper says:

    Oh how having children changes everything! LOL

  5. Wanda says:

    In a post a few months ago, nother blogger I follow used the phrase “my face adorned with nothing but a smile.” It sounded so very appealing! Your story today reminded enough of that post that I searched out the link ( Take a read if you have a minute.

  6. Irene says:

    So true! Once we have children and grandchildren places a whole different perspective on what we thought was important. Such a great layout to accompany your story.

  7. LizzieMade says:

    Yes, children definitely change our whole perspective on life. It suddenly stops being “me” or even “us two” and becomes all “baby” for a long time… “me” takes a back seat… then suddenly, when there is time again for “me”, what seemed so important long ago, just doesn’t matter any more. “Tidy” replaces “perfect” as the acceptable situation… “love” replaces “self”.
    What a great picture on your scrapbook page – and I do like the paint effects!

  8. Sian says:

    ..and that’s the wonderful things about kids too. They just see a grown up they love and none of the things we sometimes assume other adults are looking out for.

    A lovely story – thank you for sharing it with us for Feb’s Storytelling Sunday

  9. furrypig says:

    great story and children/family life definitely changes things xxx

  10. Ruth says:

    Funny how children make us see ourselves and the world differently.

  11. angelfish says:

    I love your story! I often put the bin out in the morning in my PJs. What a great quote in the comment above mine. Never having been a make up wearer, I think it is a lovely description :o)

  12. It is amazing how things that are so important to use in our youth are the things we don’t care about when we grow and have a family 🙂 Lovely tale thank you x

  13. Gem says:

    Love your story, and I can totally relate, until I was pregnant recently I wouldn’t leave the house in jogging pants unless it was for an exercise class, as I got bigger the joggers were on all the time & I even left the house in them! Comfort had to come first in the end!

  14. Glad you’ve sorted out the OS problems, I empathise we’ve just done the same and my printer stopped working :argh: Kids are great for changing what we value 🙂

  15. Jimjams says:

    Funny how the important things change during life. Lovely story and fabulous photo on your super page.

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