|I'm working on eliminating "stuff" from my life, like oversized stuffed snakes (even though I love them dearly).|
But first I'm telling their stories.
I introduced "Project Simplify: Stories of My Stuff" a few weeks ago.
I told you a couple weeks ago that I was giving my (massive) stuffed snake Fernando to my friend's little boy. I was able to hang out with them recently to give him Fernando in person. I figured Fernando could bring joy to a kid's life.
Jonah spent a long time putting Fernando in a "cage" (the laundry basket), and wrestling with him. I'm pretty sure he thought Fernando was the snake from Aladdin--he kept saying something about Jafar.
As I was leaving their house, Jonah asked me, "Do we really get to keep Fernando?"
"If you promise to love him," I replied.
Jonah then continued wrestling with Fernando on the ground, which is basically the definition of love from a little boy.