Rosebud recently out-grew her last year’s swimsuit, and we managed to find a replacement at a Hiper Lider (the Super Wal-mart equivalent in Chile). Yesterday she brought me her old, outgrown suit…
Rosebud: What should I do with this old swimsuit?
Me (the mom): I guess we’ll put it in the recycle closet. [Each floor of our apartment complex has a closet for recycle and give-away items.]
Rosebud: I know! We can keep it for Doria. [Doria is her favorite doll from her great-Granny.]
Me, matter-of-factly: Honey, that suit will be too big for Doria.
Rosebud, equally matter-of-factly with a slight shrug: We can save it til she grows into it.
The she turned and headed back to tidying her room. Good thing too, because I could hardly contain my laughter.
She must have had a change of heart though, because later that day I found the outgrown-but-too-big-for-Doria suit beside some other recycle items. She’s growing up and realizing things…
Before disposing of the suit, I snapped the above picture.