I've said it before and I'll say it again, by far the most precious things we own are those things made by people we admire, people who send their hearts out with the things they create.
This week, we found a package in a flowerpot outside our door when we came home from the park.
Inside the package was an unexpected gift for Q - a tooth faerie pouch with a handmade tooth faerie attached.
Q is still a ways from loosing her first tooth, but she is well acquainted with the phenomenon (thanks to Amy Sedaris, and Q's early addiction to Yo Gabba Gabba).
So she immediately recognized the nature of the gift she had received, and it renewed in her the fervor of excitement and anticipation of experiencing her first wobbly tooth.
Her joy was plain, and she has carried the tiny, gossamer bag with her ever since, hopefully testing each of her front teeth in turn every couple of hours or so.
I can't even quantify the value of the gifts we have received from loving and creative souls around the world. Each has its own special place in Q's heart (and, of course, mine) and its treasured place in her room.
Thank you, Lisa P, for thinking to make us feel special. It means more than you can know. OX