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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Throughout my teaching career, I’ve been fortunate to know many families and to teach and observe a large number of students. What always strikes me are the differences that develop in every student over a period of ten months. It may not seem like much, but when you begin to look for it, the changes in children over a short period of time are simply incredible. In middle school, the change is particularly evident. Students who come to you in September with stuffed animals attached to their backpack and a love of Saturday morning cartoons are, by the end of June, suddenly half a head taller than you and talking with their friends about how cute that fellow classmate has become.

For me, it seems only days ago that I was cuddling my nieces on my lap, reading them stories and listening to their dreams. Sadly, time, as a good friend once told me, waits for no man and very few women, and so my nieces have grown and evolved into the confident and intelligent young women they were meant to become.

K & S, trying to escape.

S, their favourite Auntie (ahem), and K

As they have grown, trips to the Zoo and to the park have given way to driving lessons and pedicures, Marmite soldiers and Twiglets have evolved into salmon en croute at Summerlicious and reading pictures books has grown into discussions about ManBooker nominees. I still enjoy every minute that I have to spend with them, but there is a small part of me that mourns how fast they have grown. I can only imagine what their parents must think.

S showing K that she will always be her favourite sister

(Almost) all grown up…

Share a picture that means GROWTH to you!

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