My grandma sent over some things for me to give to my daughter, including an ornate wooden doll bed that her dad, my great-grandfather, made for her when she was a little girl in the 1920's, and a fancy quilt she sewed for the doll bed herself. I put the things away in a box on a high closet shelf, afraid that if my daughter had them now, she wouldn't take good care of them. They'd be just more toys in the pile, and it would be tragic if they got broken or had something spilled on them.
But two of my aunts came over today, after having taken my grandma out to lunch for her birthday. She just turned 93. I told them I'd put the doll bed and quilt away to give my daughter someday, and one of my aunts said not to wait too long to let my daughter have them. She said she and her husband had been given quilts for their two kids' beds. The quilts were made by a great-grandmother and passed down. She said she always kept the quilts packed away instead of letting her kids sleep with them because they were beautiful and she was afraid they'd be ruined. She said now the quilts are stuck in boxes somewhere and the kids have no emotional attachment to them.
So what's the right age?
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