Sunday, April 26, 2009


This blurred photo of my Grand Daughter and I was a moment my son Micheal captured as the big catfish took a look at us looking back. The first word I heard my Grandson say was cat and I've tried to get my Grand Daughter Cordelia to say the word for months now.

"Can you say cat Cordelia?"


After the catfish swam buy I asked for another word.

"Can you say catfish Cordelia?"


Later we're back at her home and Micheal is playing video games. I'm playing with Cordelia.

"Can you say cat Cordelia?"


With the word said she runs to her room and quickly comes back holding three objects in her tiny hands. She hands me a ball and speaks.


She hands me a block and speaks.


She hands me a book and speaks.


She looks at with those pretty blue eyes and I get the message. I'm her Grandpa and not a Mom or Dad. She knows words and her parents will teach her words. My job is to teach her the magic of imagination. She hands me my juggling scarfs and I create a little magic for a Princess that will teach me many things over the coming years.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Beautiful story Robert. Children teach us so much and always bring smiles to our faces with their innocence.... and directness!!

Robert A Vollrath said...

My asthma giving me trouble this morning so a comment from you is a nice bit of medicine.

As for this story, I just love it when my Grand Daughter out smarts me:)

chrome3d said...

It´s always such a mystery what comes out of there. That makes life so exciting and unpredictable. Touching and true story.

Robert A Vollrath said...

How does the mind work in the very young? Forget the very young, how does any mind work?

Thanks for the comment.

Désirée said...

What a plesent blog entry.

I love to read about your point of views of life and things. It is very inspiring to visit your blog.

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog.

Robert A Vollrath said...

These little magic moments with my grandchildren are my favorite posts to write. Thanks for your comment.

иidhi S said...

AAAaaawww..... thats sooo awwwyy

Hugs and kisses to Cordelia :)unitimp

Robert A Vollrath said...

Hugs and kisses will be given:)

Dr. Jay SW said...

Meow--perhaps the word for cat in cat rather than English...a very bright child to be bilingual so early....

Robert A Vollrath said...

Thanks for your comment.

As a grandpa I should have known she was speaking cat.