Tag Archives: Children

An Ordinary Day to Remember

Scooting around Nothing profound Passing the day Having a play Boy and his dad Momentarily sad I’m in my prime His smile is sublime But time is finite One day will be twilight And then away So remember this day. … Continue reading

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Carol Singing

School Christmas carols Parents wedged in Younger siblings Making a din Silence falls Like a blanket of snow Then many small voices Sing tunes we all know All upstanding The grow-ups join in All in good voice The joy of … Continue reading

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Bath Time Boy

Naked in ‘I need a wee’ Dripping out Splashes on the floor Sploshes back in again Bubbles and toys Grumpy sister in Washing of hair Grumpy sister out Splashing and squirting Scratching and sniffing Trickling nose Bath temperature falls Time … Continue reading

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Our Changing Seasons

The changing seasons of my children’s lives Throwing and catching, she improves before my eyes Then rubbing together gingerbread, her application a surprise He seeks out phonics and connects them into words Three letters, four letters, decoding as he learns. … Continue reading

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School Run

School run Is no fun Crying child Try to be mild In the car Getting later So many people Do nothing to cater Me first You wait Milling around at the gate Daughter searching For her pals Sees them Runs … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend

Unprecedentedly, I’m home alone this weekend. I’ve cooked some tasty meals, listened to some absorbing cricket, cleaned the fish tank, sunk a few beers, watched some great films, done some washing, tidied up, been late to bed, lied in. And … Continue reading

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Superhero

My son announced this morning, in the car, that he has the superpower of sellotape. This enables him to stick inanimate objects together almost at will. Fired from his hands in the manner of Spiderman’s webs, I remarked that his … Continue reading

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Stamps

I’ve written before on the topic of ‘flow’, children and embroidering life with rich experience – large and small. And we managed all four this morning, thanks to a cheap packet of world stamps. The agile, and occasionally restless, mind … Continue reading

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Immersion

Concentrating on boiling a ham on the hob yesterday, I was reminded of a key aspect of ‘flow’ – immersion. ‘Flow’ is ceasing to be self-conscious or unduly conscious of others and becoming thoroughly immersed in the task or activity. … Continue reading

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Kisses

As my other half left the house for work one morning this week, my daughter was a bit sad. My daughter and son were perched with me on the back of the sofa. My partner waved to us through the … Continue reading

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