I’m going to get all corny and mushy on you here tonight. That’s your fair warning, if corny makes you gag, then just stop reading now.
My one year old daughter Shelby loves to go through peoples’ purses. No, smart aleck, we did not teach her to go for the wallets, it seems to be a natural instinct for her. One Sunday, she was sitting in the pew between my mom and I going through my mom’s purse. She took every item out of my mom’s make-up bags and then systematically took every item out of my mom’s wallet. Shelby really likes to carry around credit cards (or hotel keys, Costco cards, anything that resembles a credit card).
This week my mom brought Shelby her own little purse. She filled it up with all the things Shelby likes. There was a silk scarf, a mini hand cream, and a string of beads. There was a makeup bag with a body pouf. And last, but definitely not least, there was a wallet full of old hotel keys and expired savings cards for Shelby to pull out. Shelby had so much fun with that purse. Her grandma obviously loves her and these are the moments that a child remembers as she grows older. These are the things that make her feel loved, accepted, and safe. I hope she can always feel that way and I hope she will always have a nice relationship with her grandma – that is so important.