Saturday, June 5, 2021

Brotherly love and aggravation

 My great-grandsons are leaving their marks... on each other and PawPaw's shed. 

Liam (almost 7) sneaked up on two-year-old Charlie and left his handprint in shaving cream. Charlie freaked out after I showed him the photo on my cell phone. He tried to douse his back with water, but soon forgot about it when I brought out the paints. Three-year-old Alex loves painting outdoors.

These boys are going to leave their marks on this world, I just know it!

What about you? Are you doing anything creative, or helpful?  Everyone leaves a legacy, a lasting impression. Let kindness be yours. 

If you have never read  Orange Cheeks, a very short story by Jay O'Callahan, do check it out. This simple story about a small boy and his grandma has resonated with me for years since I heard the author speak. I'm sure it will touch you, too. 

Orange Cheeks

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Four-year-old Willie loves visiting his Grandma, but his mother has warned him -- if he gets into trouble again, there'll be no more overnight visits for an entire year. Planning to be very, very good, Willie (in the way of all four year olds), actually gets into yet another situation he can't get out of -- but it's Grandma to the rescue! A wonderful story about a boy's relationship with his beloved grandmother, and about the love we feel for the special people in our lives.


Red Rose Alley said...

That photo of Liam's handprint on Charlie's back is a picture to be framed. It is priceless. Kids do all sorts of funny and unusual things, but I've never seen this one yet. And it was a harmless print, with simple shaving cream. I loved this.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Those great-grands of yours sure have fun---and learn things---when they're with you. You and Bill are lucky to have them, and they are lucky to have you two.

Val said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Except maybe Charlie, momentarily. Don't show him that picture again!

Susan said...

Your great-grands arlucky to have you, Linda, and i'm sure their Mama knows it. Hugs. Susan