What a great idea! So I jumped online and found the cutest little, and I mean LITTLE, box of magnets. I was trying to slow down on purchases because I've already spent a lot getting ready for the school year, and I mentally wish listed the magnets. I told my kids about them in passing, and before I know it, Lanie is slipping me cash to buy them for me as a gift.
"You order them," she said. She is generous. I ordered them.
They arrived yesterday, and I opened the little, and I mean LITTLE, box of magnets.
|Ack--I love it all|
"Can I play with them?" Erin asked.
Insert laughter because: that was the hope and the point!
She enjoyed making up lovely, happy sentences for quite a while. (Happy heart here.)
When I was heading into the living room after the kids went up to bed, I opened the little box to create my own happy sentences. I went to place my sentences on the fridge by Erin's when I saw this and my heart swelled.
When she was such a wee little thing, and I've told her this story before, I was carrying her downstairs one night to refill her sippy cup and I felt a surge of love for her. I told her, "I love you, Erin."
And in her sweet toddler speak, she replied, "I you." It was the first time I remembered hearing her tell me she loved me.
Thank you, little box of happiness.