Growing Up Little

A woman exploring the world of BDSM and sharing what she discovers…

Acrostic Book Poem Challenge!

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This challenge is part of Bout of Books 8.0 and the challenge has been hosted by I Read, Ergo I Write.

The instructions of the challenge are: 

– Pick a book! Any book!
– Write the title vertically on a sheet of paper.
– Next to each letter, write an adjective or a line or verse that describes the book.

So… without further ado…  here is what I came up with for my current read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which has become one of my favourite reads of all time.


Picture of Dorian Gray Book Cover  T – Thoughts and philosophies

  H – Heavily influenced by friends,

  E –  Erode away his vulnerable soul.

  P – Posing for the

  I –  Image painted by an adoring friend,

  C –  Captured his fleeting moment of youthful innocence.

  T –  Truth is hidden

  U –  Under lock and key

  R –  Revealed by drawing back the curtain –

  E –  Evil, misdeeds, guilt, and sin.

  O –  Obsessively

  F –  Fearing others will discover the

  D –  Destruction within his Adonis exterior.

  O –  Obvious to viewers of the portrait,

  R –  Reality of who he truly has become can not be

  I –  Ignored.

  A –  Art once created by an adoring friend,

  N –  Nourished his

  G –  Guilt

  R –  Ripping

  A –  Apart more than just his treasured

  Y –  Youth but his stained soul.




Journaling to Daddy

I came up with an idea and after speaking with Daddy about it – we are going to give it a try.  I realize that it is quite common for subs to keep journals for their Doms.  I thought that if I was to write in a journal when I felt that urge to express something to Daddy or share something with him, that it might take a bit of the distance and loneliness away and give me the opportunity to express some of the things that I want to share with him, things I am mulling over in my mind, or just those everyday type things that I don’t get the chance to share with him because of our situation.

My plan is to keep TWO journals.  That way when we do get together… we can ‘switch’… and he can read what I have written to him in the “in between times” and I will have the other journal to write in during that same ‘in between time’, so I will always have a journal to write in and he will always have a journal to read and we can switch them back and forth when we see each other.

It’s an experiment… so we’ll see if we find any benefit come out of it.

Does anybody else do anything similar with their Dom, sub, boyfriend, girlfriend…?  If so, I would love to hear how it works between you… why you started doing it and what you think you both get out of it.


At The Traffic Light – Candid Photography and Commentary

At The Traffic Light

Candid Photography and Commentary


Photo by Growing Up Little


Caught at the traffic light… warm in my car… drinking my coffee… every moment seeming to count.

I see him on his knees…  literally on his knees…

scrunching his hands in the yellow sleeves of his coat.

Gray hoodie doing little to block the cold and wind from his face.

The bus passes… he doesn’t have the fare.

Doesn’t matter anyway… nowhere he needs to be.  Nobody expecting him.

Nowhere for him to go.

The government building propping his body up.  It’s their way of helping.

I snap his photo… I think he sees me do it…  I feel ashamed…

Does he realize… the people that DO notice him and do nothing?

And… does that feel worse, than those people who don’t see him at all?

The light turns green.

For me.


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Candid Photography – Waiting For Her

Waiting For Her

Photo by Growing Up Little

Photo by Growing Up Little

I was waiting in my car… when I noticed him…

Far up on the third floor…

Red shirt catching my eye…

He kept coming to the window… staring out… hands  on the ledge… just watching.

His view always in the same direction.

He would walk away for a few moments… perhaps 60 seconds or less… then he was back.

Same pose.  Same hands on the ledge… same view of direction….

Again, he walks away.  Moments pass… several moments.

A cat jumps up on the window sill and takes watch.

Several minutes pass.

The cat leaves but he returns.

Standing.  Watching.

Waiting for her.

She never comes.




10 Day Challenge – Day Three

Day Three

Eight ways to win your heart.

  1. Be open, honest and tolerant.
  2. Love me for who I am right now and always have my best interests at heart.
  3. Be funny and have a great sense of humour.  Make me laugh.
  4. Be excited about life and about spending time with me.
  5. Love small dogs.
  6. Give me space, freedom and time alone.
  7. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
  8. Be kinky… very, very kinky!




If you do…

You can opt to go back to Day One of the Challenge

OR just do today’s challenge if you like!

Write your own post and then place a link to it in the comments section below…

That way – everybody else can check it out too! 

Thanks for playing and remember… come back for Day Four!


Gargie Award!

Gargie Award


I am honoured to accept the GARGIE Award from writingthebody.  Thank you!

The rules:

1.  Display the award badge on your site.

2.  Publish a post to inform the world of your great achievement.

3.  Nominate 5 fellow bloggers (who have been outstanding in their field or perhaps who you admire).

4.  Indicate to your nominees that they have received the award.

I am happy to nominate the following blogs for this award:

If you haven’t yet checked the above blogs out… take a peek!

Big thank you to writingthebody for presenting me with this award!




Reality Blog Award




I am honoured to accept this award from Blue 88, Luke Cameron Manion.  This guy is an amazing writer… I encourage everybody to check him out!

Part of accepting this award, is answering some fun questions… so here I go…

1. If you could change one thing, what would you change?

My health, which would include. no migraines, a healthy BMI… etc. etc.

2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be?

23 years old, the year my daughter was born.  I would love to experience that very special time again.

3. What is one thing that really scares you?

Losing those closest to me.

4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?

I’ve always wanted to go trekking in Thailand.  Realistically, I don’t think I will ever be able to, health wise.

5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

That’s a hard one to answer!  I’m sure with more thought… I’d be able to come up with something better… but for now I will say Kate Middleton.



With this award, I get to pass it along to ten other blogs!  Choosing ten people to receive this award, is no easy task and I wish I could award this to every blog that deserves it!   The blogs I have chosen (in no particular order):

If you haven’t checked out the above blogs… I encourage you to!

Thanks again to Blue 88, it’s an honour!



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Versatile Blogger Award!

Awarded to me by writingthebody!

Awarded to me by writingthebody!

WOW and thank you!   writingthebody has nominated me for this award!  I am honoured to accept!

Versatile Blogger Rules  (If you choose to obey them)

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Interesting Things About Myself

  1. I was married for seven years.
  2. I have lived in two provinces.  (Ontario and Alberta)
  3. Although always attracted and drawn to the world of BDSM… it has only been within the last year that I have seriously and intensely started to explore it.
  4. My Daddy Dom is 7 years older than me.
  5. I have been seeing my Daddy Dom for approx. 6 months.
  6. My Daddy Dom and I, live two hours away from one another.
  7. I am an introvert and learning to be proud of it!


The Award Goes To…

I wish there were more blogs I could nominate for this award.

EVERY single blog I follow… I do for at least one of these reasons (often ALL three of these reasons…)

  1. I admire your writing
  2. I can identify with you and what you are writing about.
  3. I learn from your blog.

So… while I would like to nominate every single blog I follow, these are the blogs I have nominated, in no particular order… (if you don’t follow them already… they are worth checking out):

  1. clotildajamcracker
  2. Submissive Musings
  3. livingintherabbithole
  4. The Double Life
  5. sexandtheshameless
  7. Pretty Primal
  8. MariMar
  9. The Narcissist’s Blog
  10. To Be Aware
  11. A Faded Romantic’s Notebook
  12. Switch Bitch
  13. WunderNutbar
  14. The Bedroom Submissive
  15. All that I am, all that I ever was

Thank You to each blog writer I follow AND to each and every reader who reads Growing Up Little!



Rewrite the Synopsis Challenge

Rewrite the Synopsis Challenge

Part of Bout of Books Read-a-thon

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The Challenge – Created by Daydreamer’s Thoughts
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to take any of the books that you have read for this read-a-thon (or plan to read over the last three days), and re-write the synopsis just from the books cover. The aim is to make it sounding completely different from the original synopsis!



Katie Green sits and confesses to a young nun about the situation she finds herself in.  Hundreds of miles from home, three dollars in her pocket and a duffle bag full of blood stained clothing, along with a butcher knife.  Katie begins by explaining why she had to kill the father of the her unborn child… the child she is unsure she will be able to continue to carry within her.  Katie’s explanation and reasoning behind the murder… shocks the nun but what troubles her the most… is Katie telling the truth or is she truly losing her mind?



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Bout of Books Read-a-thon Update


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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week-long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team



  • Finish reading:  Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (currently on page 86 of 458 pages).
  • Read:  Watch Mommy Die by Michael Benson.
  • Read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.
  • Listen to one audio book (start to finish).
  • Write a Review of at least ONE of the books and post the review on my blog.
  • Participate in at least ONE challenge/giveaway.
  • Comment on at least THREE Bout of Books participants blogs during the challenge.
  • Start following at least ONE new blog that is a Bout of Books participant.



What I’ve read today:  American Psycho (which is NOT on my goal list)

Goals I have completed:  I have started following a blog that is a participant in this challenge AND I have commented on a participants blog (goal is 3… so 1 of 3 completed).

Other Related Activities:  Participated in Book Spine Poetry challenge, hosted by Escape Through The Pages.  First time I have ever written a Book Spine Poem – lots of fun! 

Total goals completed:  2 of 8

Comments:  Falling further behind.  Reading books that aren’t on my goal list, likely isn’t helping me!


For ALL updates check out my post at:  Bout of Books – Read-a-Thon

For Challenges check out:  The Page 48 Challenge and Book Spine Poem Challenge.

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