This week Charli Mills has asked us to write about boots. What a great topic, I love boots. I have 15 pairs of boots, long ones, short ones, red ones, blue ones, just about any type of boot you can think of. My motto is “If the boot fits, buy it in every colour.”
When my two sisters and I were young, we were sent to live with our Granny for a few weeks. Our mother was in hospital delivering our new sister, Laura. My sister, Hayley, was only 14 months old at the time and she was such a tiny, shy little thing then. Not so much now but everything changes.
I wrote this little piece about the memory I have of her at that time in our lives.
The tiny little girl felt lost and alone. Her mother was not there, and she had been sent to stay with her Granny who she barely knew. Her sisters were with her, but they went to school all day and she was left alone with Granny. Granny was very kind to her, but it was hard to fill the ache of abandonment in her heart. One memorable day Granny came home with boots for her. They were lovely and soft, her very first pair of “big girl” shoes. She was delighted and “Boot’s” was the first word she uttered.
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Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town