I remember reading here years ago about buying a charm bracelet for a newborn and adding a charm every year. I want to do this for my cousin because I've had a charm bracelet since I was a kid and I thought it could be something special that we shared. Insert problem - in the last 6 months every woman on that side of my family has gotten charm bracelets and charms. I'm looking for some kind of poem or saying to let the mom know that the bracelet is between me and baby. I know if MawMaw and aunts see I got her a bracelet they'll want to get her charms for it.
Yes I've googled but I can't find anything and I'm headed back to the hospital to visit this morning.
PeaNut 167,693 September 2004 Posts: 1,617 Layouts: 64
Posted: 2/9/2013 10:58:07 AM
Maybe a better plan is for you to buy the bracelet, add charms as you see fit, making a note each time you buy a charm and why, and then give it to your cousin's child on a 13th birthday or 16th or high school graduation or whatever. She'll have a full charm bracelet and a little set of memories, you won't have to worry about everyone else horning in on your idea.
Otherwise, you're just saddling your cousin with a "secret" you expect her to keep for... how long?
PeaNut 22,352 October 2001 Posts: 5,870 Layouts: 0 Loc: Between a rock and a hard place
Posted: 2/9/2013 1:01:40 PM
I agree with the previous poster. Once you give her the charm bracelet, it's open season on people buying her charms. If you want to keep it just between you and the child, you probably need to keep the bracelet in your possession until the child is older.
Maybe you can present it with a little book of memories that will make it all the more special as you've recorded special events and times you and the child shared along the way.
I have a daughter and if someone gave my daughter a charm, I'd put it on, no matter who originally gave her the bracelet. My charm bracelet has charms from a lot of different people in my life, not just from my mom who originally gave it to me.