On Thursday night I finally made myself a mummy necklace. I've wanted one for a while and each time I've made a necklace for a mum to celebrate her little ones, I promised myself I'd make myself one. Yesterday as my little boy sat on my knee he noticed my new necklace. I explained to him how the ruby crystal represented him, the topaz crystal was for his little sister and the heart, well the heart was for all the love we have as a family. After playing a little, picking up the charms one by one and repeating back to me what they were for, he of course got bored and moved on.
Until this morning, when he was once more fascinated. He picked up his crystal, then his sister's saying who they were for. Then, he picked the heart and said it's for "all the love" (but said more like it starts with a 'w'). He preceeded to give me the biggest cuddle ever and chattered some more about mummy and daddy and love. He had a big smile on his face as he kept picking up his and his sister's crystals and telling me that they were his and his sister's.
It was one of those moments. Special. Yes, a few tears welled up in my eyes - I;m a big softie at heart. I also realised that whilst mummy necklaces are a lovely gift for a new mum, don't under estimate the value of them for your older children. My little boy is 2 1/2 years old and feels special because I have some jewellery that represents him. It makes him feel valued and loved. It sounds odd, but I'd not thought of the mummy necklaces beyond being something for the wearer, I hadn't really thought about how it could help remind the child(ren) that they are loved and cherished. It's a way to say 'I love you' a different way, by wearing something pretty. And, you can bet that I'm going to be wearing my mummy necklace an awful lot now I know how much it means to my little boy.