Friday, June 1, 2012

on seeing like grammy

writing for five minutes on see

a splatter of tropical punch kool-aid
greeted me this morning
it's on the floor
between the kitchen and living room
a slight smile,
not irritation,
accompanied the sight
it reminded me of that
grammy* feeling
i've had since my brother-in-law's
family moved close
and i find myself
buying coloring books in target
whipping up double batches of chocolate chip cookies
gushing into the phone yes come on over
when a five-year-old voice
asks to come visit the new kitty
i love this,
seeing like grammy

*grammy is my mom, the nicest person on the face of the earth

linking with -
the gypsy mama for five-minute-friday
beki at the rusted chain for fingerprint friday
studio jru for sneak peek friday


  1. :) smiles....i'll be glad to send mine over

  2. If only we could all see the "messes" in life through that lens!

    Great inspiration!

  3. Awww I love it. I am trying so hard lately to see things through a different lens. A "grammy" lens. :)

  4. love thqt you took a picture of that koolaid splat. Don't know why I've never stopped to capture the 1000s of spills on my floor. I'm guessing I may miss them some day- or at least the little hands that spilled those sticky drops. How fun to have your brother-in-law's family close by. Your grammy lens makes me smile!

  5. Kendal this is a great reminder of what I need to focus on. The positive not the negative. Spilt koolaid can be cleaned up, little kids wanting to spend time with me way more important.

  6. I agree with what Michelle wrote above, it is a great reminder on what to focus on. I struggled with infertility for years and welcomed little imperfections like spilled Kool-Aid from my nieces. Now that I have a my own little one with me all the time, I have to remind myself sometimes that I am blessed now because I once didn't have all the messes, toys, and boogers.

    Visiting from The Rusted Chain

  7. I should totally view spilled kool-aid this way!