It's past midnight and I should be in bed. I was on my way there when I heard Miss Tinkerbell calling out to me and I just had to share this one before I make my appointment with my pillows. (and yep, I switched from cultural references to cliches)
I heard Miss Tink crying and calling for me. I figured it was a bad dream, nothing a little TLC can't cure. I go and pick her up for some cuddles and ask what's wrong.
"I'm sad Mommy"
"Why sweetie? What happend"
"I'm just sad"
So, I tell her that when I'm sad, sometimes it helps if I think about what makes me happy. And I asked her what made her happy. I'm expecting an answer that includes one of her stuffed animals, her art stuff, her toys, her videos, etc. Her response was instant.
These are her grandparents and her great grandparents folks. Then she pulls this one out --
"All you need are friends"
This from my 2 1/2 year old daughter. And at that age -- she gets it. Not a single toy was mentioned -- only people (a few friends from school made the list too. Mommy and Daddy may have been in there somewhere -- kind of hard to tell since she was falling back asleep on my shoulder).
Thanks Miss Tinkerbell for the reminder. And thanks for letting me know that you have so much to teach me.
For all my bloggy friends -- you make me happy :0).