Category Archives: The Inner Child

Put the ketchup on ’em


My grandson loves to play “ketchup” when we’re in the car.  This game started as a game of “catch up” in which we would attempt to catch up to or pass the car in front of us (safely of course).  Soon it devolved evolved into “let’s put the ketchup on ’em gramma.” I tried to …

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The right brain/left brain conundrum: Do you hold yourself back?


The following is an excerpt from an article in which Dian Curtis Regan, a prolific writer of children’s and YA material of all kinds, offers some advice to newbies.  The article is “Ask the Author:  Dian Curtis Reagan” by Jon Bard of Children’s Book Insider (check out his newsletter).     The question: “I recently …

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Have you thunk a thought lately?


Think left (brain) and think right (brain) and think low and think high.  Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try! –Dr. Seuss (Oh, the THINKS you can Think!) Imagination is a wonderful thing.  It takes you places you could never go.  It takes you places that don’t exist, except in your …

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Another Surprise!


Guess what?  While I was busy admiring my rings and thanking God for bringing them back to me, Sunshine and her dog, Chuckles from Simply Charming blindsided me with a tag!  Chuckles, just like my sister’s dog, waited till I was busy and snuck up behind me with a very cold, wet nose to the …

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Imma’s Challenge


Once again, my grand monster son (4 yo) comes through.  This child is about as right-brained as you can get.  He bursts into life every day with joy and imagination. Last week, I was parked outside the trailer where my son and family live, waiting to take my son to work.  The window opens in one of the bedrooms …

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Creative repurposing


The Grand monster son comes to visit Last Sunday, my grand monster son stayed in with my Sunday School class of 7th through 9th graders.  The boy (4) was a zombie until his papaw walked out.  (that zombie thing was what convinced me to let him stay.).  No sooner does the door close and the show …

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Imma’s Imaginings


For those of you who missed the above reference, see former post “Bringing the inner child to life,”  you can check it out here. Read the quote if you need to and keep this picture in mind as you go through your day 🙂 Now imagine that this is Gram underneath 🙂

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Bringing the inner child to life


☼ Some are still a little closer to childhood than others.  🙂   A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him.  ~Pablo Neruda ☼ I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as …

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