Thursday, 4 September 2014

Grampa Told Me So


Jack loves his Grampa D. Grampa, you see, provides him with something we can't. Knowledge of cars and mechanics. My arty husband and I really don't know anything about engines and the interiors of VCRs and DVD players, nor do we have any interest. So when Jack hangs out with Grampa, he can join him in the garage, and peep over his shoulder as he tinkers with something or other. It's wonderful for him to have someone he can relate to in this way. Speaking of automobiles, Jack's nursery teachers have told me Jack identifies shapes by car logos! For instance, a diamond "look like a Renault" and a circle is a skoda "which my Granny drives". He can tell you exactly who drives what make and model of car right down to the correct shade. It's quite remarkable. I have to just take his word for it. He proudly tells people that we drive a black Ford Focus. Honestly, our car ain't nothing to be proud of (by the way, dear heart, the check engine light came on again this morning...) but Jack loves it. My husband recently borrowed a company car. It was immaculate. With automatic wing mirrors, cup holders that pull out of every nook and cranny, seats with heaters. You know, the works. Jack excitedly explored the inside, and pushed every button. Then, joking, I asked him if we should get one. "No" he replied, "I just like our Ford Focus." Could you ever believe it?  



Anyway, Grampa D came with us on this adventure, which made Jack a very happy boy. Weirdly, we kept coming across dead sheep (4 to be exact) and being the curious boy Jack is, he directed all his "why" questions at Grampa, giving me and my husband a much needed break. It went something along the lines of "why that sheep have no head, Grampa?" ... "why it head decompose, Grampa?" ... "why it die, Grampa?" and so on and so forth. Grampa aint too shabby at answering questions about death. He's much better than we are. He doesn't sugarcoat the truth, it would seem.


Look at this crazy lovely day? T-shirt weather! And what a gorgeous t-shirt it is. It was sent to us by our pals at Mini Mioche. Love the little pocket. I dare say we wont be getting too many more days to wear just a tee now Autumn is fast approaching, but this tee will be perfect for layering under cardigans and hoodies. Mini Mioche are kindly giving my readers 15% an order with the code moon15. Thanks so much to the guys over there for the discount. Jack is also wearing green skinny jeans from Zara Kids, and his original Hunter Wellies.



Of course, our darling wee Noah came too. Jack wouldn't have it any other way. Jeekers, how he loves his wee bro, and I can so clearly see how much Noah adores him. He saves some of his best smiles for Jack. I love my trusty Boba wrap. And it's not just me that wears him in it. All the men in my family don't mind embracing their feminine side, mostly my husband who you'll often find sporting the Boba, like the big earth Papa he is. Right on, Daddio.

Them's m'boys.

40 comments:

  1. wonderfull fotos and little boy!
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  2. the last photo is beautiful...I really feel their bond...you have such a lovely family indeed...

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  3. Jack knowing shapes from car symbols is just amazing! AND his love for your Ford Focus - bless him! x

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  4. Grandparents are the best - and you definitely owe your Dad one for fielding the 'decomposing sheep' questions! Lovely photos! #countrykids

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  5. Sounds like a trip out with Grandpa G is a huge learning experience on so many levels and one which Jack takes all in his stride. Death is never an easy one but it sounds like grandpa's easy direct style was perfect. It is something all mine take in their stride living on the farm here. I love your last photo with all your boys together. such a lovely caring scene. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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  6. Lovely photos! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

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  7. So beautiful. Love to see husbands wearing the kids. My husband enjoys it too.

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  8. Your #MySundayPhoto shot is STUNNING. Wall, poster & advertiser worthy... Wow.
    Looks like you guys had a gorgeous day, and your little one looks extra cosy nestled in there.

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  9. What fantastic photos. I like that Grampa is honest about death with Jack, my wife tells me off all the time for being too graphic or honest, but I think my daughter appreciates it and she knows she can talk to me without being patronised or bluffed. What a great family outing, and a beautiful area to be in.

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  10. Aww I love that he knows shapes by car logos, that's such a clever translation of what he knows!

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  11. Love this series of shots but especially the first one.I wonder what he's thinking of as he stares into the distance?

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  12. What great photos, so so beautiful


    Thank you for linking up

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  13. Oh red hunter wellies... just like mine ;D
    What a fabulous day and even better that Grampa could enjoy it with you.
    Fantastic photos especially the last one.
    Enjoy your Sunday

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  14. A beautiful photo of your husband with them- definitely one for a frame. Just gorgeous. x

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  15. Grandpa time is the best! Such sweet photos! Stopping by to say hi from the Simple Things! xo

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  16. Such gorgeous photos - particularly love the ones of little Noah in the wrap. Well done Grampa for managing to answer the dead sheep questions

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  17. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. The death talk made me chuckle slightly, I am imagining it was all very matter of fact. Lovely photos of what sounds like a really good trip with Grampa D

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  19. Beautiful photos and lovely to hear the story :) #mysundayphoto

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  20. Beautiful photos, beautiful post. Loved reading about how much your son adores his Grampa. :)

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  21. I don't know how you manage to get good pix of Jack each week. The only way I get decent kid shots is by tanking 'em up with sedatives or hiding in a foxhole.
    Great shots as always!
    Thank you for sharing your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/shell-game-linky.html

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  22. Lovely captures of Jack and his grandpa. :) Happy WW

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  23. Great story and photos! It is nice to hear that he has a close relationship with his Grandpa. Have a terrific day!

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  24. I love your story, Jack is so cute, just keep our Ford Focus, very grown up. And the last photo is breath taking, wow, your men!!

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  25. Aw too cute! The first and last photos are my favorite!

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  26. Lovely photos! Little Noah is just as adorable as his big brother.

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  27. Having the opportunity to spend time with grandpa and reading how much he likes it is great. This is one of the best gifts you can give you little one.

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  28. Adorable shots! :) It's amazing that Jack already knows so much about cars - kudos to Grampa D.!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  29. What a gift to have a knowledgeable and present Grampa! Love that last image and all it conveys.

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  30. Totally gorgeous pictures, love the story too #livingarrows

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  31. Really gorgeous photos :) I love Jack's shape vs car knowledge!!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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  32. awww this is beautiful! you cant beat the grandparents!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments (sorry im late getting round)

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  33. You know you have a beautiful boy there, don't you?

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