Sunday, June 20, 2010
No Brown Babies on the Shelf
So the next day we traveled to the Spoiled Children R Us store in search of a brown baby. And even here the pickins were slim. Only one baby had actual hair. But Grace didn't like her. A couple peed and pooped, but I didn't want any part of that. Then Grace spotted a doll that had an accessory that could not be beat. The baby came with its own stethoscope. At this point in her life Grace is far more of a scientist than a nurturer. She loved the idea of doing medical treatment on the new baby. I did not like this baby. First of all it was strapped tightly into its packaging so I couldn't really pick it up and inspect it. Second, it made noises when you pushed its nose or hands. I wanted a baby that just laid there so Grace could do more creative play. Third, it didn't have hair. Just something hard under a little cap that you couldn't see.
After 2 weeks Grace is once again completely disinterested in the doll. She and Haven will both come take my temperature or listen to my heart with the other accessories from time to time. When she does pay any attention to the doll she calls it "he". She's decided the baby is a boy. And she calls herself "Mama Grace". I guess we'll stick to stuffed animals!
Don't worry, Haven didn't get left out. Brian picked out a t-ball set for him. He has dreams that Haven will be a professional baseball player. Another bad purchase. I am very tired of getting hit with that minature bat. I have started hiding it in the pantry. Besides Haven is more into fashion than sports!