It all started 5 days ago.
Our 2 year old granddaughter was visiting and spotted a "Belle" toothbrush
in our bathroom that she just HAD to have.
I gave it to her not knowing it would become her constant buddy going everywhere with her.
To say Téa was attached to that toothbrush just doesn't describe.
She would sob and sob if she momentarily lost it...
like when she accidentally left it at Panda Express and Amy had to drive back to retrieve it.
I wonder how it went when she took toothbrush to church yesterday.
Keep in mind these are not posed pictures. This is her every day life.
I worried that she would fall and choke on it, not to mention the germs she was continually ingesting.
(Yes, her brother is still wearing his Halloween costume.)
Finally I thought of a plan.
We would buy her a "Belle" replacement, wrap it as a gift, and present it as a trade.
Dennis said no to the first gift idea...
"You'd be saving Téa from her toothbrush only to have her choke on Belle's top!"
Then I saw this and thought, PERFECT.
Den disagreed, "It'll never work. She'll never give up that toothbrush."
I told him, "Have confidence in me, I know how to work 2 year olds."
So I wrapped up the Belle phone and brought it over last night.
I presented my plan. She thought for a few seconds and then she AGREED.
She tore into her gift.
It was love at first sight.
Could she really live without her Belle toothbrush??
(that was never really hers, by the way....I don't know who it originally belonged to!)
Den and I are both wondering how it went last night after we left.
btw, If you are missing a Belle toothbrush let me know and I will buy you a new one.
Today I am off to solve a new problem (another one that I created).
What was I thinking?....doesn't every Grandma know you can't bring a present to one child
and not bring something for her twin brother?
So today I will be on the hunt for a Woody cell phone.
I hope one exists.