Baby rattles: not practical for someone who doesn't have a baby, and who is half as old as they are, if not more. Yet, when I saw them I wanted them. "I could make them into a charm bracelet!" That is how I tried to convince my practical side into buying them. "I could use them as Christmas ornaments!" I quickly added to silence the know-all voice inside of me that was saying, "You won't wear them as a charm bracelet!" Practical side who is very vocal but never wins said for good measure, "Sure- stuff them into the closet all year long and only bring them out once a year!" The inner child in me was eyeing the baby rattles, toying with them in her mind, appreciating the wear and tear they had endured, admiring the details of the crafter, curiously imagining the babies that once wore them tied with a silk ribbon around their chubby necks. With that I honored my inner-child and bought them, knowing darn well the rule of my conscience side:
For each thing you buy you must give-up something in return to someone.