For the past week, Fiorella's pet project has been polishing up the brass nameplate that used to be on her parents-in-law's front door. Husband bought Dremel polishing pads and some jewelers' rouge at Home Depot for her, but Fio's most effective treatment so far has been Mr. Metal, paper towels, and elbow grease. Every time she goes over to the sink for something, she takes another swipe at the nameplate.
Why is she doing this? Fio and Husband have no real use for the nameplate, and it would only be a dust-gathering relic to the kids, but still Fio polishes and shines. It's like tending a grave--the process counts more than the result.