This is a story about my little niece. She was 5 at the time of this story. Very cute and soft spoken. She loves to fold clothes with me. I don’t think it is the clothes, as much as having my undivided attention.
There are lots of kids in her family and “one on one” time is on short supply for her.
She always asks me if I have any clothes to fold. One day her grandmother (also the grandmother of my kids) had folded all of my clothes and left them on top of the washer.
Obviously she was trying to be being helpful…but Jade saw them and got all teary eyed. I thought my heart might break right there.
All this sadness due to a pile of folded clothes….whatever to do?
I told her not worry because I had more clothes upstairs to fold. She said “Really ?”
“yes” I told her “Wait here while I bring these clothes upstairs to my apartment. Then I will find the unfolded ones. In a few minutes I will call you upstairs to help me fold.”
Well she was very pleased and I made my way up the stairs with the folded clothes.
I wonder if you have figured this one out yet ? How well do you know me from reading my blog? What did Aunt Annie do?
Yep. I dumped all those folded clothes all over the floor and messed them all up in a big pile all over the place ! It was fun too.
My daughter who was 11 at the time, saw me doing that. She is used to seeing me do weird things, but she was still curious. I told her Jade wanted to fold the clothes but your Grandma had already folded them.
Oh ! My daughter thought it was a grand idea !
I called Jade upstairs and she was happy to help me fold them. We had a little chat about all kinds of things.
I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said, “A Mermaid”