Or, what can be broken or what can get wet in the windowsill.
Sweetheart brought this sign to me this morning after she discovered it had been sitting in the track of her window for a few days--accidentally.
It came from the dollar store. Her old babysitter bought it for me one year for Mother's Day and helped Sweetheart wrap it before I got there to pick her up.
It's been in her room since she was 2.
On my bathroom cabinet is a small sign that has been in her room since before she was born. It was a gift at her baby shower. It broke a few weeks ago and she was very upset, but she knew I could glue it.
But she and I both knew there was no fixing this.
And I knew I couldn't buy a new one. The dollar store inventory from 6 years ago isn't exactly replaceable. But those tears---they got to me. I hugged her. I consoled her. I told her I was sorry.
And honestly I had no idea that little sign meant anything to her at all.
...to be continued