So, this weekend, my husband thought it would be funny to clip a three-week-old birthday balloon to our toddler’s pants just because it would be funny. And it was. I mean, she had no clue how the balloon was following her, just that it was—and she loved it.
It was a little shadow, as it were. (See! Baby pictures fit the theme.)
Anyhow, we were going to take it off after a few minutes, but then we realized that it was actually a super helpful little shadow. The baby is constantly on the go (she’s like a shark—she can’t stop moving) and the balloon let us track her trail from room to room without the usual half-second heart attack we’d have before spotting her.
This lesson made me wonder: what kind of useful shadows do you have in your life? Or in your books? Or both?