setting boundaries with Molly

Family times on our screened porch this summer have been far and few between, as my cousin Martin used to say, but Labor Day weekend Number One Son Drew brought his two daughters almost 3 year old Ella and 7 months old Molly for a visit with their Nanas for a final pool fling. While Daddy Drew and Ella took a bathroom break, Pretty captured my efforts to teach Molly the importance of boundaries.

Naynay, why are your eyes always watering?

Maybe you have something in there

Naynay, stop talking about my fingernails – not nice

Ok, Naynay – is this better?

Naynay, please stop talking about boundaries

Can anyone help me keep Naynay from talking about boundaries?

What’s a boundary?


For the children. Slava Ukraini.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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8 Responses to setting boundaries with Molly

  1. Honey child, just enjoy not talking about boundaries just yet. There will be many thrown up to trip you up in due course. Jump them all!

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  2. Wayside Artist says:

    But Naynay, it’s all about me!

    “But God bless the child that’s got his own, that’s got his own …”

    God bless this little one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a sweetie she is, and setting boundaries is a good thing at that age 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Luanne says:

    Sorry, I’m laughing so hard! very cute!

    Liked by 1 person

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