While crawling into bed last night, I found this note tucked carefully under my blanket. Don't tell Charlotte, but my first reaction was a big smile. Charm and cuteness go a long way toward absolution. In this case, I consider the necklace somewhat improved by the note it is taped to.
I may not be teaching Charlotte to keep her hands off my jewelry, but she is learning some honesty to go with her mischievous fiddling. That's something, at least.