Gold Parenting Moment!
This morning BC6 climbs into the spare bed with me. I escape there when I can’t sleep.
He looks up at the photo albums in the open wardrobe.
He asks “Mum, have you any photos from when you were little?”
“Yes, some, not many, what do you want it for?”
“We have to take something from the olden days to school.”
Bite lip. He is cute and my son so I try to hold back thoughts of copying Homer strangling Bart.
Go to robe and produce folder Mum made for myself and brother. It contains copies of photos of our ancestors.
Mum copied wedding photos of our Greatgrandparents, grandparents, parents and her brother who died accidentally when I was 3. I have added other snippets of history along the way.
I explain that Miss I is probably looking for more “olden” than old me born in 1972.
He finds his history lesson enchanting and GC8 also gets in on the action. I point out all the belongings I still have which were hand made by my great nan and pop who I was lucky to still have in my life until I was an adult. Wow, they think it’s so cool.
Thanks Mum, that folder of photos is one of the best gifts you ever gave me.