Write on “Cherished” for 5 minutes…no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
She used her math to calculate the costs. “$5.50 and shipping is $2.00. That is $7.50 and I will have…$4 left.” I clicked the Buy It Now button on the black strapless sequined Barbie number and we waited.
I got home late last evening from a blustery evening out and checked the mail on the way in. A squishy envelope told me it had arrived and I hoped she hadn’t fallen asleep yet so I could see her wide eyes and smile.
She wasn’t and I got to see the celebration and anticipation of a little black dress.
As we woke this morning, disappointed at the black ice instead of white snow, she surprised her Barbie with a new dress. But disappointment brought her sagging into my office complaining because it was too big.
“Hang on, we’ll fix it. Sometimes in fashion you just have to make-do. You never know what you’ll have to use. I think this bobby pin will work just fine.”
I slipped the bobby pin over the folds of the back of the little black number, turned her around and we both beemed when it stayed.
Little girl mom moments. Cherished.