Jack collects trinkets, of sorts. He found a green pebble in the yard last weekend and carried it around all weekend. We spent lots of time retacing his steps when it was misplaced... He needs his “things”!
Yesterday when I picked him up, he ran over to me holding a wood chip from the playground:
J: Mommy, Mommy, look what I got for you!
M: Oh buddy I LOVE it…what is it?
J: It’s a DIAMOND (very emphatically), and when we get home, you can shape it into a necklace!
Note: Jack regularly brings home wood chips from school. Some days it’s a pretend piece of 'chewed' bubble gum (?!)...and some days, he just needs a wood chip...because you can never have too many wood chips...or diamonds.