i bought a mini-edition of van gogh paintings a few months ago for annabelle to look through. we looked through the pages & i asked her which paintings she liked the most. she loves this one.
i forgot about the book until yesterday. we were in the kitchen & annabelle said to me, "mom, i put a book under my bed & i look at it in the morning when i wake up. and at night, too." i asked her what book she was talking about & she told me to come up stairs with her. underneath the foot of her bed, next to the van gogh book, was the flashlight she got for her birthday, a little marker & a notebook, some stickers aunt chari sent, another sticker book ali gave her last year, & three quarters.
i haven't asked her if she uses the flashlight to look at the book after we tuck her in. i was just so happy that she showed me her stash.