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Friday, July 25, 2008

Column Week 25

This is my newspaper column, in print today in the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard:




With every baby there seems to come a stack of soft toys and my boys have been no exception. However, amongst the piles of stuffing and fur, there is always a favourite!

My eldest took a shine to ‘Edwin’ who used to hold a big yellow star in his hands that played ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. The star was misplaced many years ago but Edwin survived and was promptly gifted to my youngest, Harry, from his big Brother the day he was born.

Harry’s favourite is ’Screwballs’ a rough coated dog that flops around his bedroom waiting patiently for that bedtime hug.

I can’t remember any of my soft toys from childhood, let alone my favourite, memories like these are so easily forgotten. Hopefully my sketchbooks will provide answers for my boys when they too realise that time has stolen some precious moments from their minds.



10 comments:

peachtreeart said...

Absolutely cute! Love kids, wish I'd had more.

Spinneretta said...

I still have my toy that I loved to death, and I let my daughter play with it :) Neither of my kids really had ONE toy that stood out so much from the rest!

Ann said...

So sweet! Your paintings and post made me want to cry - and then go grab my sketchbook and start a record of all my daughter's precious things!

freebird said...

I remember a pink glass poodle that held bubblebath. I loved it but when we moved I think my mother thought it was junk and tossed it out. Someday I am going to have a real-live pink poodle!

kazumiwannabe said...

This is so adorable! Great idea to record the kids's favorite toys, too. Love this little plush dog and the paw you drew on the page!

Shirley said...

Wonderful paintings of adorable "lovies," a descriptive word I learned when my grand daughter dropped her monkey from the stroller on King's Road Chelsea and helpful Londoners yelled to me from several directions. I regularly sketch and paint my grandchildren's stuffed animals and they love to visit those pahes in my journals.

laureline said...

Gosh, it's been almost half a year since you started appearing in your newspaper! Time certainly flies! What a great job you've done.

Kunstrxns said...

My favorite was a frog I bought with my own money and still have. Much of my childhood is a blank your boys are so lucky to have a Mom who is documenting their lives.


Sharon

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

No 25 column - hardly believable - but great success. Love this latest - so homely and will get everyone trying to find their long lost cuddly in the attic or under the stairs!!

john.p said...

Great memorial! I wish my mom or dad would have done such a thing for us kids. Each of us had something but the memory is foggy.