Just a little while ago, I opened her backpack to see what she'd packed. So, here's what you apparently need on a 14 hour flight:
- A Barbie
- A little girl Barbie
- A Barbie dressed like a princess
- A pair of yellow plastic binoculars
- A miniature silver handbag with a clasp top
But here's what really got me.
A sparkly fairy wand. You never know when the need might arise. And what I really love about this is that she put it in the side pouch, so that it's right there for easy access. There's nothing I hate more than rummaging around in my bag on a dark plane looking for my wand. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!
It reminded me of a story that has now achieved legendary status in our family. One day last year I was getting the kids ready for church. Ava was all dressed and I asked her, "Babe, do you wanna wear a headband to church?" And she answered nonchalantly, "That's okay, Mom. I have a crown in my bag."
Lord bless her. I just love six year old girls. Especially this one.
(Prayers appreciated for a safe, baby-sleep-filled flight! Check ya later.)