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August 25, 2015

August break Day 20: two

Playing catch-up, between visitors. Last week we took our friends down to the river on a sunny afternoon. While adults chatted over the remains of the picnic, we watched the children dibbling on the edge of the water. Skimming stones, catching minnows: it didn’t matter that the two of them speak different languages – everything is better with two.,25.8.15-1

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  1. hmunro permalink
    August 25, 2015 9:17 pm

    Wonder is a universal language … it transcends all ages and nationalities. I’m so glad to see your wee one has inherited his Mum’s wonderful sense of wonder!

    • August 25, 2015 11:40 pm

      Yes he has indeed. 🙂 I loved watching these two become friends despite the lack of a common language.They found plenty to share and enjoy in spite of that.

  2. Toffeeapple permalink
    August 26, 2015 8:47 am

    A lovely story. Children always manage far better than adults, when it comes to language.

    • August 26, 2015 11:30 pm

      They do, don’t they? They just get on with the essentials.

      • Toffeeapple permalink
        August 26, 2015 11:32 pm

        Yes, they concentrate on what they are looking at and doing. Exchanging smiles and gestures, if only we adults did so as easily.

  3. August 26, 2015 11:37 pm

    Nothing like a splash. Kid spoken everywhere.

  4. christinelaennec permalink
    August 30, 2015 10:03 pm

    When she was 10, our daughter spent a very happy few days in the company of two French girls roughly her age. Although she only learned a bit of French (“J’aime le chocolat” and “loup-garou” [werewolf – oddly]) there was nonstop giggles, and real communication. Oh that we could be more like children!

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