She held out her hand and placed something on my palm.
The sun was out, prediction of rain for the next few days. A quick trip to the beach was planned to make the most of the last few days of summer before Fall came by in full force. We had never been to this beach before, so were not sure what to expect. It turned out to be more of a pebble beach than a sand beach. Which was perfect for Buzz, since she is scared of water because of the big wave that hit her when were last on the beach. The smooth oval rocks acting as the perfect play things, to put in her mouth, to throw in the water, and laugh out loud as they sunk in with a plonk sound.
As we got her to get one stone or the other out of her mouth while she conveniently ignored us, she kept looking at the ground. Suddenly she bend down, picked up a something, came over and reached out her hand.
I held whitest of white stone in my hand, with its perfect oval shape.
The handover complete, back she went to playing. Only to come back a few minutes later to hand another rock to me. Of all the gray, brown, beige rocks, she picked another white one and handed it over to me. And went on to do the exact same thing a couple more times.
I was left holding on to 5 white stone of various shapes and sizes, thinking what to do with them. Now crazy, indulgent mother that I can, I could not make myself throw the stones away. They hence sit in a pocket in my bag. With me trying to figure out a way that I can use them.
One of the stones I am planning on getting a pendant made out of, something along the lines of Sea Glass Jewelry when I next visit India, and keep aside for her when she is old enough. Any ideas of what else I can do? Would love to hear them 🙂