My children have had the pleasure of having international sitters. And with that pleasure, they’ve also been the recipients of some special gifts from their homeland.
However, our house has also a revolving door that punts the sitters back to their place of origin within a week.
That being said, each time a new sitter joins our family, they typically bring them a special gift. Flash forward to our third sitter in 4 months. When Charro, (that’s what she’ll be known as) arrived, my kids bypassed the hellos and went straight to: “did you bring me a present?”
And customarily, the sitters will also bring a little something for the host parents as well. Our latest gift was a beautiful candle holder native to Charro’s land and when I went to put it in the display cabinet, I noticed the other gifts we received.
Suddenly, my cabinet felt more like a grave yard museum for fallen sitters, than showcase. And in that instant, I briefly thought “if this helper doesn’t work out, we’ll need a bigger cabinet.”