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A Different Storm

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Comment from Spitfire
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Nice opening with the storm description. It paves the way for the reader to understand the damage this little darling can do. Super analogies:This child moves faster than a gazelle escaping from a hungry lion. She can demolish food with the speed of a starving piranha, she fears nothing. Sounds as if you need to child proof your kitchen! Or else build a cage for Meabh.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    thank you my friend. I think organising the kitchen is the way forward. I imagine her mother would object to the cage
reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    hugs Freda
Comment from jmdg1954
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Awe, come on Freda, you're an adult afraid of a three-year-old? Sheesh!

Anyway, the joy of being a grandparent (I know first hand, i have three grand-kiddies) is that you get to give them back! Hah!!

Enjoy... John

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Yes John absolutely terrified. When you only see them once or twice a year it is nerve wracking lol

    Hope you have a wonderful 2018
    hugs

    Freda
Comment from Bichon
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A very nice and sweet story. I'm sure a lot of young children are like this, you'd need six eyes to keep track of them sometimes I bet! The photo is adorable too.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    I must admit that she looks seriously cute in that pic. Not a true representation of the live wire she really is

    hugs

    Freda
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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LOL - okay - one tip: you transition into the child's visit with no explanation that she is a different kind of storm. Although we 'get it' by the end, perhaps instead of saying she is "a force to be reckoned with" (a cliche), why not just SAY she is a different kind of storm (in your usual, snappy-fun way)? Something like, "Meabh (pronounced 'Mave') to the casual observer...but we had to batten down the hatches for Hurricane Kid." (I know the type. How's your scalp? Are you bald yet from pulling out your hair? HAhhahahaha!)

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Scalp is recovering slowly Dawn and the tranquilliser supply is drastically reduced lol.

    Will have a look at your suggestions

    hugs

    Freda
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 04-Jan-2018
    Hahahahaha!
Comment from Barb Hensongispsaca
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You truly made my day with this little piece as I remember my grandson being the rearranger of the household products. I had to laugh

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Thank you my friend. Every time I hear that Meabh is on the way I run around trying to child proof the place

    hugs

    Freda
Comment from alexisleech
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Having been 'away' from FS for a couple of years (I now run a B&B in my farmhouse in France) I am coming back, and I so enjoyed reading this! I too have a grandaughter, and I swear my nerves are shot to hell every time I look after the little tyke. We have the storms here as well, but the roof is still on - just!
I look forward to reading more, especially if there are some posts from Rodge and Podge.
Hugs from France,
Alexis xxx

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Wow Alexis, I was just thinking about you the other day. Welcome back.

    Yes indeed the boys will certainly be posting this year and giving my poor brain a rest.

    Look forward to your new/revised posts
    hugs

    Freda
Comment from Maria Jose Garcia
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Even if she's a little terror, she looks most adorable in the picture.
I have enjoyed reading this, I always enjoy your sense of humour. The last paragraph is great.
BTW, is Meabh the same as Maeve?
Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Thank you Maria. Yes she looks angelic there but that is all. She can wail like a hyena when denied her own way lol

    hugs

    Freda
reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Yes Meabh is the Gaelic spellling
Comment from Dan Diego
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Well-written. Flowed nice. Lots of comparisons in there to storms. And that's what makes this little non-fiction account work. I think it was clever to piggy-back off the storm to introduce your granddaughter. And to then set her in action, should please many of your readers. Most of us can empathize with an active child. I wondered where you were going. And then I reached the end. Your reference to product warnings was again, clever. This resonates with me. I'm sure others will empathize.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Hi Dan
    many thanks for reading and reviewing. We do love her but are more suited to dogs than toddlers here

    hugs

    Freda
Comment from MelB
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Hi Freda, what a little doll! She does sound like a handful though. I'm glad the pups were able to find shelter from the storm and that the storm outside didn't do any damage.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Thank you Melissa. She looks so innocent with those blonde curls. Thankfully we survived the storms with our home and sanity in tact

    hugs

    Freda
reply by MelB on 03-Jan-2018
    You're welcome.
Comment from giraffmang
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Hi there,

This made me laugh. I have a six year old with sensory processing disorder, hypermobility, and ADHD among other things... tornados are the normal state of affairs.

Yesterday, we had a friend round, they were over from Scotland and their almost three year old made my daughter look like a pensioner in a Zimmer frame!

Nothing is safe. I'm thinking about putting a sign on the gate - beware of the children...

Nice piece. The weather storms are nuts up this part too.
G

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Hi Gareth

    I can understand your situation perfectly but it makes me wonder what the other child was on lol. It is lovely to see children being children but our home certainly isn't geared up for inquisitive toddlers

    hugs

    Freda