I read about this...how toddlers start forming attachments to dolls and hugging and kissing them. I not-so secretly dreaded this because I hated playing with dolls as a kid. My twin sister loved them and would make clothes for them and put them to sleep at night. I hated them and would convince my sister that if she played Solarquest (my favorite board game) with me then I would play dolls with her. Usually after the board game I would get up and run away.
Fast forward to my first child. Clara has been showing no signs of liking dolls. Until this week...(cue scary music) But you know what, it is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life so I guess it's okay.
Today she got out two of her soft bowling pins - a donkey and a puppy. She walked around her room, hugging and kissing them. Then she put them in her pink toy stroller and started pushing them all over the apartment. She would not slow down long enough for me to take a picture of her in action, so instead I present to you this image: Donkey and Puppy in stroller. (right where she left them - in the kitchen.)
|Donkey and Puppy - Side by Side.|