WHEN IS IT TIME TO LET GO?
My dear daughter has fallen in love not with a boy, but with a pair of mittens. These mittens go everywhere with her on these cold Canadian days. They follow her to school, church and even the doctors office where I get a strange look from the doctor and I reply to the look with, 'No really, we can afford new mittens, in fact she has not one but TWO other options to choose from' ...yet she hangs on to her favorite. The dear doctor then replies with a wink ' maybe these need to get lost?!'.....I begin to nod in agreement with the wise man when out of the corner of my eye I see my daughter fold her arms, her mittens safely resting in the fold of her arm and a glare beginning to form and then it comes ,THE threat 'don't even think of it mom.'
Every time I see these little friends I pick them up and walk them over to the 'bin of death' and as I am about to drop them into their new home I hear my daughter say 'don't even think of it mom' and I stop...
SO I send my daughter off to school everyday with her favorite mittens wishing, hoping that someday soon she will look at me and say...'okay mom I think it is time to let go.' It's either that or spring will hopefully come soon and she will no longer need mittens.
I could get into so many deep theories and thoughts on this topic but instead I have decided to share with you all the precious mittens that should really have a name of their own by now........here they are.....aren't they beautiful?! (if you want a close look, click on the pictures to view a larger image :} )