wings and things

Would you rather …?

on November 5, 2014

The storybook that my mother, Meg, read from on her 8oth birthday cruise last weekend was one of her grandson’s favourites when he was little. (Thanks Morgan!) Here is a link to it on youtube

Meg brought the book with her and insisted that all of the grandchildren sit on the floor of the boat despite the fact that half of them are now in their 20s and even the youngest (12-year-old twins) are close to 6 feet tall. Then she began to read and something rather magical happened as they were all catapulted back in time and transformed into giggling little kids in the thrall of Grandma. One of the most hilarious moments was when my mother said to one grandson, in her best school teacher voice, “Rohan, pay attention!” Everyone collapsed into laughter as this big ‘boy’ – now a husband and father – obeyed. Then everyone competed, hands raised, to answer the questions posed on each page of the book.



In googling information about this storybook, I discovered that “Would you rather …?” has become a bit of a party game and I can see why! It was one of the highlights of a perfect day.

40 responses to “Would you rather …?

  1. Terry says:

    What a great time!!!

  2. Yvonne says:

    That is so very special! They all look absolutely rapt in the story telling.

  3. bulldog says:

    You really made Moms day a special event… good on you…

  4. My Heartsong says:

    I had lost contact, perhaps you changed the name of your blog, so I am glad that you commented on my pieces and you are back on my list of people that I follow.. I have missed hearing about you and family.

  5. What a special and fun time you all had. It is so nice to see how close your Mother is with her family… Diane

  6. Vicki says:

    What a wonderful memory………to capture & share.

  7. susanpoozan says:

    I loved that book and your mother was so clever to bring back that wonderful atmosphere, I wish I had been there.

  8. mimijk says:

    I love the pictures – they reflect so much love…

  9. bet that bottle of beer was not around when grandma first started reading the storybook!

  10. Looks like fun! I hope Meg enjoyed it. ❤
    Diana xo

  11. I love this! The photos are absolutely wonderful along with what you wrote. Perfection! ❤

  12. Oh how I love this! Thanks for making me smile. I must have this book!

  13. ksbeth says:

    fantastic and so funny! everyone must have loved it )

  14. Oh this sounds wonderful

  15. The picture says it all and captures the mood brilliantly. What a great day! Hugs Jules 😀

  16. tootlepedal says:

    A little discipline is never a bad thing.

  17. Trisha says:

    The pictures made me smile and tear up a little at the same. What a precious memory for all of you!

  18. Lynda says:

    What fun! I quite honestly wish I could have been there for this reading. Lovely photographs to catch the merriment too, Julie!

  19. tersiaburger says:

    How absolutely amazing is that? You have a beautiful family. Lots of love

  20. Rhonda says:

    Blessed is the word the sneaks out of my smiling lips. What a perfect day. xo

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