Monday, 30 January 2017

Consequences Of Having Daughters

Finding yourself the owner of pale green socks with cartoon mice all over them or finding yourself the owner of glittery golden socks .


Being given a kit to make a pair of Latvian mittens in a pattern optimistically called The Thousand Year Old Mitten ... the donor saying that she won't be surprised to inherit the semi-finished kit . Or a raspberry flavoured Matrushka doll lip salve .
Sharing supper with someone who's eaten your version of pizza Margherita since childhood and doesn't expect it to taste like the real thing .
Sharing supper with someone who knows exactly what risotto should taste like and can cook it for you .
Long rambling 'phone calls that stop before Silent Witness .
Talking to someone who knows who you're talking about when you mention cigar bands or shortbread, burnt toast or winning Your Dream Cottage contests .
Going on extraordinary excursions that wouldn't have occurred to you but turn out to be just what you wanted to do .

I know sons are lovely , too , and my grandsons are a constant delight but I would have hated not to have had daughters .

5 comments:

Molly Bon said...


I have two and I only wish they didn't live so far away!

Joanne Noragon said...

They are a joy, and expect us to remain up to snuff.

Vicki Lane said...

How lovely! I have two sons -- but they have given me charming daughters-in-law and now we are expecting a granddaughter. A new world lies ahead!

lovethosecupcakes said...

Love your list. Like my parents, I count myself lucky to have two children, one of each flavour.

Liz Hinds said...

What a wonderful tribute!