The first Sunday of the month means that it's time for a story or two over at Sian's place. This is her third year of hosting Storytelling Sunday and the general theme this year is Pick Your Precious.
Meet Chinese Doll.
I acquired her when we lived in Hong Kong in the early 1970s.
She used to have shoes and a baby, which attached to her back with a sling. The shoes, baby's outfit and sling were all made from the same fabric as her clothes.
The shoes were lost over the years.
The baby and sling were stolen.
I'd taken her into school for some sort of Show and Tell and forgot to take her home.
When I lifted the desk lid the next morning, she was still there but the baby and sling were gone.
I'm pretty sure that I would have cried.
I never saw them again.
Did you know that toddlers/children with Autism chew on things far longer than their non-Autistic peers? No, neither did I then, but I do now.
Her current home is now on top of a shelf in my office, well out of the reach of The Boy Child.
Why not pop over to Sian's and see what other sort of precious items are being shared today?