It's my natural inclination to be a cross between a pantomime character and a stern schoolteacher. I thoroughly enjoy being with children and must give off vibes that encourage them as I am what my family describe as a 'child magnet'. I taught Sunday School for 27 years, ran children's and families clubs, lunchtime clubs for children and have taken more school assemblies than I can count. I'm happy to make a fool of myself and don't mind getting down to the level of the child. I find that children's natural enthusiasm fuels my own and I often 'catch' their excitement at simple things.
Just opposite my house is a lane that leads to the river and there is a manhole cover with the sound of water flowing beneath it. When he was younger my grandson and I would spend many minutes listening to, and being captivated by, the different sounds of the water; rushing loudly or quietly trickling. Last Christmas my older son gave me a gift of a photo taken of my grandson squatting down by the pothole cover listening to the water - a beautiful memory captured.
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