Wordless Wednesday: the boy-child and his grandmother

My son with his grandmother, 1998. Photo: Su Leslie.

My son with his grandmother, 1998. Photo: Su Leslie.

It’s been a few years since the boy-child spent time with my mother, who now lives in the UK. Mum played a huge part in my son’s early life and both she and the boy are excited about our trip to England in a few weeks.

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13 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: the boy-child and his grandmother

    • I have to say; my son’s had pretty mixed experiences with his grandparents. I think the key is the intermediate relationship between parent and grandparent – and I guess how much people actually embrace the idea of being grandparents.

    • Yes; after weeks of trying to “make it work” in terms of all the different things we want to do, and how much time we can take off work, we have finally booked the tickets and are heading off in about a month. The boy-child gets to spend his 17th birthday in Bordeaux (his chosen location), the Big T gets to celebrate his 50th in London with friends and family, and we get a few days in both Munich and San Fransisco as well. Now I just have to make sure we all have warm clothes to take.

  1. There are two things I like about this post. The relationship of a boy and his grandmother, because I think that it’s important for boys to be familiar with a woman who is not his mother [don’t ask about my theories for this 😉 ] and because I also call my son “the boy-child”… 🙂

    • I agree; it is really important for boys to have other women play a part in their lives. My son has been lucky not only to have a good relationship with my mother, but to have long-standing friend’s whose mothers are great role-models and are important in his life.

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