I showed Ella the stickers that we got from the charity organisation to send to our sponsor child in Ethiopia. Her name is Tizibt but we call her Tizzie, she’s a few months older than Ella, and when we “adopted” her last year I told Ella that she has no mummy or daddy. She’s being cared for by an aunt and uncle.
Today we had this conversation.
Ella – Where are the stickers for Tizzie?
Me – They’re in the envelope together with our letter and your drawings.
Ella – Can I get the stickers?
Me – No, they’re for Tizzie, you cannot play with them. We’re going to send these to Tizzie because she has no stickers. So she’s going to be really happy to get these stickers, don’t you think?
Ella – Yeah! And then she’s gonna have a mummy.
I was totally unprepared for that suden turn in the conversation so all I could think of doing was to change the topic. It makes you appreciate kids’ fascination with everything magic though.