Children love talismans. Stuffed animals, security blankets, good luck charms. One of the sweetest things Camille does is leave little tokens under our pillows from time to time. We’ll be getting ready for bed, and find a polished stone, an artificial rose bud, a piece of her jewelry.
Since I’ve been sick, they’ve both been especially sweet and considerate. Abby bought me a bracelet from Ten Thousand Villages with the money she took on her Girl Scout trip to Montreat this weekend.
Not to be outdone, Camille pulled out the stops this afternoon. When I finally succumbed to the need for a nap, I woke up in the kid version of an Egyptian tomb, covered by her beloved Blanks, and surrounded with stuffed animals and sweets.