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7 THINGS I FORGOT ABOUT CHILDREN

7 THINGS I FORGOT ABOUT CHILDREN

I wonder sometimes why some posts get more traffic than others. Our of curiosity I combed through my stats looking for an answer because this particular post I published in September consistently pops up as being viewed and even commented on very frequently. It’s by far not my favorite, but for some unknown reason has appealed to my readers. With almost 250(that’s a lot to me) views, it has only drawn 17 likes and 24 comments, with 1/2 of those comments probably being my reply. What draws readers to this post? I don’t get it, but it is what it is! ~Elle

Finding Myself Through Writing

This summer H and I had the pleasure of having Kerri’s two girls – Lia, 8 and Charlee, 5 – spend a week with us – without their mother.  We had a fabulous week with these two sweet grandchildren, but when it was over I realized what I had forgotten about young children and how old we actually are – because we felt it.

  1. MEALS – Children eat three meals a day plus snacks on a schedule – their schedule. We are used to eating when we want, what we want, and where we want. Children don’t necessarily like anchovies on their pizza,  avacoda’s on a salad, or oysters – raw or cooked.
  2. SAND- Children don’t realize when you live in Florida you have to brush the sand off your feet before climbing into bed or there will be “crumbs” in the bed as Charlee discovered. And YES, I do…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Maybe it’s the title of the post. When I read it, I wanted to know what the seven things were.

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  2. The picture is darling. Cute kids.

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  3. Encore madame, une bonne répétition qui a les meilleures vues …. mon regarde Jamie.

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