She made her own necklace at a jewelry-making party a few years ago, and apparently, the joy of that feeling never went away.
(Shout out to fly photographer, Denene!)
On a recent trip to New York, Sage fell in love with a studded kitten necklace while perusing isles in China Town.
If we didn't give her a spending budget, home girl would've stocked up on necklaces, earrings, and rings somethin' serious!
As a child, I remember my mother and aunt being into jewelry for their daughters. I still hear my mom's friends talk about "dem daughter christening jewellery" (it's not a typo--that's our spelling back home, so I'm keeping it this time :) and how they still look at the dainty little jewels for nostalgia's sake. I still have a few choice onesies and socks in a drawer somewhere, so I totally get the pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-hands feeling when it comes to items that remind us of our babies!
Our children were never christened (Gasp!), but I can see now that Sage will be growing her collection of fine jewels (LOL!) which at age 5, already includes gold and beaded bracelets, six pairs of earrings, and two anklets. Can you imagine?!
She got the earrings fixation from her mama, so I can totally understand that. But it is so very interesting to watch their little personalities unfold, as she adds Jewelry Lover to her list of beautiful traits.
Her older sister, Marley is quite the opposite. I have to bribe her with extra TV time to get her to wear earrings. Ultimately, it's her choice (I guess!), and I do tell her that, but as an earring junkie, I just can't see why any sane person would want to get dressed and then NOT kiss their lobes with fanciness via earrings!
I love watching them grow into themselves, complete with quirks, preferences, hot buttons and all. To think that they were laid up in my belly causing back pain not too long ago--LOL!
Okay, that's my sap-fest on how interesting/yummy/inspiring my daughters are.
What interesting quirks are you learning about your little ones?