Allison Tait blog
Posted on September 14, 2011

Watching is an essential part of a writer’s life. But do you always know what you’re looking at?

Tiny moments can have a big impact.

My favourite moment of today belongs to someone else. Two someone elses, in fact.

Two males, one large, one small. Lying flat on their backs in the backyard, arms wide on the green, green grass.

The Builder in work clothes. Mr4 in a dress-up wizard cloak, his ‘Turtle Cat’ costume.

They are looking up at the spring-blue sky. Laughing.

One deep belly laugh. One little belly giggle.

Just thinking about it makes me smile.


  1. MultipleMum

    Such a great visual. Don’t we all need to find time to do these simple things. Like making shapes out of the clouds. I want to know the joke. What makes a boy and his Dad laugh hysterically. Probably nothing. x

  2. River

    This made me smile, it’s so sweet. I can just picture them….

  3. Rhonda

    those little moments are the most powerful.

  4. Amy

    What a great vision. Keep watching.

  5. mel @ loved

    That’s beautiful, what a precious moment..

  6. KAT

    So much said in so few words. I aspire to be able to write that powerfully. Thanks for your inspiration.

  7. Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    It’s moments like these that create memories that will last a lifetime. x

  8. Lady Estrogen

    Lovely moments to capture and remember in photos or words 🙂

  9. Kelly Exeter

    My first smile of the day – thank you Ali – beautiful post 🙂

  10. Victoria

    When the Huzz and my son laugh together it is adorable and contagious! They have the same sense of humour and can often be seen rolling on the ground together whilst I look on slightly confused!! The simpliest things eh!

  11. Kristy

    So sweet.

  12. Mum on the Run

    In the simplest things – pure joy.

  13. InkPaperPen

    Gorgeous. It made me smile too

  14. Dianne

    Gorgeous …

  15. georgi

    oh that is so lovely. I remember doing that as a child too. watching the clouds, finding shapes etc. thanks for sharing that xx

  16. Cath

    Pure gold! Thanks for sharing…

  17. Kymmie

    It’s the little things. Which aren’t so little.

    Thanks for sharing that moment. Makes my heart all warm just visualising it. xx


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