OK.. so you're a big girl now. But somewhere inside of us is that same little girl. We may not let just anyone in to know her but we know her and she still exists.
Is there something you remember playing with as a little girl that when you see it today it makes you swoon? I mean really swoon.
Well for me........it is toy dishes. I can be shopping innocently and happen to walk through the toy aisles and when I see a set of dolly dishes I always have to stop.
I mean I STOP and gaze on them waaaaaaaaay too long. I'm like any other grandmother to someone passing by trying to decide if I want to buy them for my grandchild, but nope that is not it at all.
I am remembering how it felt to hold them, wash them, serve tea from the tiny cups and stir tea or coffee with those teeny tiny little silver plated plastic spoons.
Oh the joy and I am taken back to being a four year old again and again.
Lugging my cache of dishes with scrap of fabric for tablecloth out to my "private little place", which was a very shady corner of the backyard.
So shady and firm the ground that it was moss covered and grew wild violets.
The dirt was so worn and packed you could sweep it and sit on it and not be dirty when getting up.
And of course the dolls would have to be taken out along with a couple of chairs and maybe a little bed with covers.
And I had a little broom and of course I had to wear an apron. But it was all centered around the dishes.
What is it for you.
Do you have a secret stash today?
I do. I have a big wicker basket of tin, plastic and aluminum toy dishes I got on Ebay and of course do not have a use in this world for them. And no respectable place to even display them.
But I have them. A slice of childhood up on a shelf in my closet. And if I really want to I can get them down and hold each piece and remember when.........