My friend Vered recently posted a note on Facebook about her daughter Ellie, one hellacious trip to the dentist, and the resulting visit from the tooth fairy.
I'll let Vered take the story from there:
"Miss Ellie wrote a thank you note to the tooth fairy and drew a picture of a butterfly without any white space. If you have a young child, you know that a picture where all the white space is colored in is a true act of care and love."
Whoa. After almost 20 years of being a mother, after countless crayon-colored gifts, that had never occurred to me. It is an act of care and love to fill every square inch of the paper with color.
I don't know about you, but there are a lot of projects in my life where I haven't been filling in all the white space lately. This week, I'm going to do better. Thanks to Vered and Ellie for another lesson!