Wanted to share this sweet email from a reader — Jan.
I wanted to share a little tale today about toilet paper, or TP for short. I just finished watching your appearance on the Motherhood Matters show the day before and loved the comments about blessings and offerings we share throughout our day to our children. I also thought about our children’s offerings of love to us and I thought I would share a tale about a simple stack of TP and the offering amongst it from my 5-year-old son Oliver.
I was busy putting things away from Costco and trying to get dinner started when I heard Oliver call me from the bathroom. It is his job to put away the TP. As I entered the bathroom I could see that he had made one of his famous TP towers that he likes to do before he puts it away. I told him how awesome it was, and it was then that I noticed my little grapevine heart that I have in the bathroom nestled amongst the TP tower.
I kind of chuckled at this and wondered why he would put that there. I said, “Ollie, what’s with the heart buddy?” He smiled the biggest smile Becky and said, “Mommy, its my heart of love tower for you.”
A simple TP tower was his testament of love for me. I think there is nothing more “everyday” than TP, but to have it built into a castle of love by a 5 year old little man, illuminates that love is all around us everyday, even in the bathroom. Thank you for reminding me of this.
Warm regards from my TP tower.
British Columbia, Canada