A Mother’s Memory

This morning I washed a couple of the pillows that adorn my daughters’ beds. As I lay them out to dry, I smiled. I recalled their excitement when they received these cushions as a gift – I can see their wide smiles in my mind’s eye.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Dora the Explorer cushions. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

They were huge fans of the Dora the Explorer programme. They would sit/stand in front of the TV, answer her questions, and vamonos! with her to various places.

I bought my girls a few of the DVDs and they watched them over, and over …. and over again. I did not mind as I knew they were learning from the repetition – and I believe the show to be an educational one.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Dora the Explorer cushions in black & white. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

As the cushions reflect the past and stir memories of my children’s childhood, I thought the picture deserved to be presented in black & white. Even though the colours have been taken away, the cushions still evoke pleasant memories.

Paula's B&W SundayHave you watched the children’s show Dora the Explorer? What do you think of it?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post was written as a response to Paula’s Black & White Sunday prompt: still life)


36 thoughts on “A Mother’s Memory

    1. What a pity you could not watch the video. I guess they don’t want anyone else to copy the story ideas.
      My girls really loved the show – and the person who gifted them with the cushions. I like that they are respecting their memories and holding onto things from their childhood.

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  1. Okay, memories ablaze. I loved Dora the explorer. And, I do believe that the program was very educational as well as fun for the kids. I, too, bought several DVDs that the kids could watch over and over again. What I remember the best about Dora is that she captivated the kids attention for a while and I could actually do other things while they were enraptured. Of course, doing things after I had seen the shows more than once, twice, three times…Lol

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  2. Well guess what!? I just videoed a snippet of Dora from a Geico commercial! Lol – long story -but the hubs and I were laughing at the ending of legally blonde (this movie – have you seen it?) and at the end – the main character says “we did it” with a screech and we both were saying it al week and so in the geico commercial Dora says “we did it” not the same pitch but it fit right in! Lol
    And yes – we loved the show – I also think the b and white adds to the memory mood!

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      1. I will see if I have a way to share it with you later this month – ok? And my best Dora memory was when the boys were young and at the park we’d play “swiper no swiping” – just a made up game of crossing the bridge and something like that! Ha!


    1. Small things can be precious and remind us of a loved one and the times we have had with them. Especially the baby things as the children grow up relatively quickly to become teens and then adults. I have kept a few things too 🙂


    1. My children did not watch those shows as we did not have cable. They saw Dora when visiting a cousin’s place and so I invested in a few DVDs. The library was also a great place to get new episodes 🙂

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