Lilia loves to look at the crystal and Lladros and Lenox vases in my glass footed China Cabinet in the hallway. One time she came to me, Lladro in hand, and I had to tell her…those are grandma’s… And put it away.
The other day I saw her lurking around it and looking wide-eyed again at the cabinet. I think she was waiting for me to go somewhere to make her move!
Instead I came over to her, crouched down, and asked, “Do you want to see Grandma’s pretty things?” Big smile and a yes head shake was her reply.
I opened the glass door and one by one took each figure out, and let her touch them gently, and put them away. She was very gentle and I wish I could have captured the look on her face! But that will stay in my memory. We closed the case, and as we walked away she pointed to a cobalt glass vase with 18k gold etching, as if to say, “We didn’t look at THAT one!”
I said, “Next time!” She was good with that! I think we will be doing this often! After all, one day they will be hers.