And yet I will venture to say that I think she might be my baby doll kid. I loved dolls, and played with mine a lot. For many years. I am still bummed when I think about Cara, my Cabbage Patch Kid, succumbing to mold in the sub-basement of my parents' house. And while Clare is very into her American Girl dolls right now, this is a relatively recent interest that is very different than playing mommy to a baby doll. In fact, the baby doll she was given when she was about Laura's age really never got much play...until she was handed over to Laura, that is.
|She sleeps with her, and always ensures we bring "Baby's" bottle to bed, too.|
|She pushes her in the stroller Santa brought, though often abandons her mid-walk.|
|She feeds her "coffee" and then stores the cup in her purse.|