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Sunday, 18 October 2020

The enchantment of babies


We went to Currawong and played some bush golf when a family of ducks appeared with their duckling.

They watched us for awhile and then continued merrily on their way.

While not the most exotic (or scary) creatures we saw on the weekend, it was something about the baby that made us all squeal with delight.

There's something about babies. 

I was never a person really into the whole 'baby thing'...until now. For some reason I love buying the cute little clothes for people. Even people I don't know...

I wonder if it's because I know it's a part of my life that's over, never to return?

Do we need to lose something before we really appreciate it?

I sometimes find myself smiling at the random little person in the supermarket. I love it when someone takes one of our much loved books or toys from the fence. I love the idea that it will bring some other little person joy. 



Don't get me wrong, I'm not intending to go back. We already have one big age gap between kids that tires me out a little when I realise in 6 years time I'll be listening to the same school speech or climbing the same hurdle.

Maybe that's why I now delight in little babies? It's all care and no responsibility.


Maybe it just means I'll be a great grandmother?

It's probably why we got a dog. She's definitely my baby. And we spoil her with love. Because what's not to love about a dog?

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11 comments:

  1. There is something touching about seeing ducks taking care of their babies. We also have a dog "baby" :) Waiting to be a grandmother some day, may be.

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  2. Lovely photos I like going into Hyde Park here and watching the ducks but after a while they do drive me quackers :-)

    Have a quacktastic safe week Lydia 😷😷😷

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  3. Cute ducks! I'm sure you WILL be a great grandma! I'm visiting from the Wonderful Wednesday link up today. Have a great week Lydia!

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  4. Awww, so adorable. We love ducks and their ducklings. Just adorable. Reminds me of our marina in the spring. Ducklings everywhere.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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  5. darling little ducklings! Sweet mothers simply caring...thanks!

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  6. It's fun to watch them, isn't it? So fluffy!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/10/at-aquarium.html

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  7. Baby animals look so cuddly; even the ones you wouldn't necessarily want to cuddle. Enjoyed seeming them.

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  8. That are cute Ducks Family, they are all great photos.
    Greeting Elke

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