Me: I cleared the loft today
Daughter : ( gives disinterested look)
Me: I threw out so much stuff. Can’t believe we accumulated all that junk.
Daughter : ( continues to stare disinterestedly)
Me: Some of that junk must have been 15 years old……
Daughter : ( persists with her disinterestedness)
Me: ……… including that blanket you used till you were a year old. You would never let go of that blanket. Clinging to it all the time, like Linus.
Daughter: ( stops being Ms. Disinterested) What! You threw out that blanket!
Me : Of course, I threw it out. It was lying in that suitcase for over 15 years.
Daughter: You can’t be serious! You really threw out that blanket?
Me : Don’t tell me you are still sentimentally attached to it?
Daughter: No. I don’t even remember using it. But, that’s not the point. As a parent, you ought to treasure the first ever blanket that your daughter used. And not throw it out.