Baby Gift

This is the second day of my Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. You can find the rules for this challenge from my first day’s post Here.

I would like to invite Cee at Cee’s Photography Blog to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. If I hadn’t met Cee, I wouldn’t be the photographer I am today. It was her photo challenge motivated me in the beginning and I’ve learned a lot and met many great friends through her blog. (Thanks, Cee.)

A street photo and watercolor filter

A street photo and watercolor filter

When my daughter was 3 year old, one day I took her to visit a friend who just had a baby. I let my daughter carry the gift and instructed her to give it to the baby.

As soon as we entered my friend’s house, we saw baby lie on the sofa. My daughter walked directly to the sofa and gently placed the gift next to the baby. “This is for you,” she said. I was very proud of her.

We didn’t stay long. Walking out of my friend’s house, I held my daughter’s hand. Suddenly she took her hand out of mine. “I forgot,” she said and hurried back into the house.

My friend and I watched her rushing to the baby. “She wants to say goodbye to the baby,” my friend said.

My jaw dropped when I saw my daughter coming back with the baby gift. She smiled at me, holding the gift tightly in front of her, and said, “We almost forgot this!”


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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21 Responses to Baby Gift

  1. Amy says:

    Lovely story and sweet memory, Helen! Always enjoy reading your stories. 🙂 I really like the water color filter street photo, well done!

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Amy. Time goes so fast. I feel like it just happened yesterday. ;-(
      I took the photo with iPhone and I was sitting far from them. The photo turned out a little blur and I almost throw it away. Good thing I didn’t… because I do like this watercolor version 😉 Thank you for your kind comment. Have a great day!


  2. So funny! Kids are a scream.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen C says:

    Thanks, Sarah. It was funny after the first 5 seconds… 😉


  4. sunsetdragon says:

    Cute story.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Now that is a sweet story….and oh so much a young child natural response. She followed your directions perfectly. You never told her to leave it with the baby. 🙂 Love it.
    Also thanks for your kind words Helen.
    By the way it is suppose to be near 80 this weekend.

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    I just want to link my first of my five days to your post. Thanks again Helen.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. loisajay says:

    Ha! Not what I expected at all! This is so funny. I can just picture your daughter quite proud that she remembered to bring the gift back home with her!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. joannesisco says:

    That is so funny!! … although I’m sure you were mortified at the time! 😀

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  9. Innocent. So cute. ❤️

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  10. prior says:

    cute story helen 🙂

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