I’m at home in Oak Bay right now. We’re spending the week here visiting Ben’s Nana. My mother still lives in the same place I grew up, in a rebuilt house on the same lot. This means that Ben gets to play on the same beach across the street that I loved so much as a child.
There is something extremely special about being able to see my own child happily playing in the same place I found so special when I was small. Watching him throw rocks in the water, and investigate the tide pools, it reminds me how much I loved doing the same things as a little girl. And it’s wonderful to be able to see him taking the same joy in that small, rocky beach that I did.