We had our first totally family holiday with Grandparents and inlaws. We all went to Jamaica. My parents were both born there and as a child I have been there quite a few times. However I’ve not been back as an adult.
This was the perfect opportunity for my parents to share stories of their childhood, including games and adventures, let’s put it that way, that they used to do many years ago. All the adults there were fascinated but the grandchildren loved them even more. Stories and experiences just tumbled out wherever we went.
This video is one of these stories and memories we’ll all forever hold dear.
Dad was walking around with the LO in the Villa’s grounds showing him plants and walking him up and down the little hill. ( Something about boys and hills) He stumbled across this plant and came rushing back to tell us all.
I’ve not seen something like this before and neither had the kids. My parents knew it as the 10 o clock plant or “Shamy lady”. After a bit of searching I found that it is also called Shame old lady.
Watch the video below to see what happens.
Shame Old Lady from M Avila on Vimeo.
Stories and history are important for young children. Here we had three generations doing the same thing; gathering around and playing with a native plant with the same glee. I can see how it could keep you amused for quite some time. It was a big attraction and highlight of our holiday. Who knew a plant could do this?
Hope you’re having a great summer and remember to tell your stories…………
Do you have any interesting experiences to share about your summer?
This post is part of Tara of Sticky finger’s The Gallery and Wordful Wednesday.
Wow that plant is so cool. What wonderful memories
The boys keep rewatching the video now themselves and talking about it.
What a lovely thing for all of you to be together and your parents passing on their stories, lovely x
We’ll definitely have a family holiday again. Don’t know if my parents would agree…..just kidding.
Just read your post about your bite. Yikes! It’s always the extraordinary that we remember.