Shoelaces…a rite of passage!

Where were you when you first learnt to tie your shoelaces?
Take that first big step from babyhood to childhood…
 Assert your independence…
Claim your first rite of passage?

Well done Lucy…
So happy to have shared this with you and this will be a day you will always remember.Frannie xx     

© 2014 Francesca Muir

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  • Jackie@travelnwrite January 12, 2014   Reply →

    What a touching post and how observant of you to realize what a rite of passage such a (non) simple act can show. I hadn't thought about that perspective before and it is charming – and very well illustrated!

  • Francesca Muir January 12, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Jackie – watching her hands deftly work their way around the shoelaces was a delight … and then when she actually managed to tie them on her own, she was over the moon. Then I realised how important an event it was in her life, and our lives for that matter! F x

  • Vagabonde January 12, 2014   Reply →

    I just found your blog and your delightful post. Truly, it is an accomplishment for a wee one. I have 4 grandchildren – 3 boys 7, 5 and 2 years old and a baby granddaughter of 8 months. I think the two oldest boys can tie their shoes, but I am not sure about the 2 years old! As for me, I just can’t remember, but I for sure I was in our flat in Paris.

  • My Castle in Spain January 13, 2014   Reply →

    Cutie !
    Hope your new year will be filled with such tender moments Francesca….sending you a big hug from Andalusia
    ps : it must be summer where you are…i envy you !

  • Mum January 13, 2014   Reply →

    Quite lovely and such a lucky little girl to have you as her auntie Fran! Hugs

  • I can still remember the day my sister, 10 years older, taught me to tie mine 🙂 Lovely little post Fran.

  • Eva in Athens, Greece January 22, 2014   Reply →

    Lovely post, Francesca!
    (I've been gone for a while, but I'm on my way back now…:)…like a new and fresh Single woman! )

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