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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fist Bumps. Not Just for Anyone

Selective Sharing

Our family spends lot of time together.
Visiting.
In fact, if I were to pick a favourite activity, it would be that one.
My eldest daughter, Caitlin, and her family were over.
We were having a comfortable gab-fest after a hearty and satisfying dinner together.
Don't I sound like an advertisement for something?
Moving on . . .
Her Baby Daughter, nearly two, was busy playing at our feet.
She managed to put a toy train together.
All by herself.
“Oh, good job!” Caitlin told her. “Fist bumps!”
Baby Daughter grinned, doubled up her hand into a tiny fist and punched Mom gently on her knuckles.
“Yeah!” Caitlin said. “Now go and give Grampa fist bumps!”
I should mention, here, that our grandkids adore their Grampa. He plays with them.
Constantly.
Ponies. Troll under the bridge. Pirates.
But fist bumps?
The grin disappeared.
Baby Daughter gave her Grampa a sidelong glance, then, simply tipped full-length onto the couch and lay there.
Her attitude said it all.
'I . . . would rather . . . die!'
“Hey!” Grampa said. “I want fist bumps!”
His only response was a giggle.
“Hey!”
More giggles.
He never got his fist bumps.
I guess you have to be selective about what you share . . .

8 comments:

  1. Awe, she is such a sweetie:) I think it's wonderful that you spend so much time together as a family:)

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  2. Well ... I'll have to be more careful about who I fist-bump with now!!

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    Replies
    1. Yes. Only the very select can join that club!

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  3. OH, I ache! It's funny cuz it's true!!

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