Posts Tagged ‘pretend play’
Anya spends long hours most days playing with her babies and carefully tending to their various needs. She’s a great mom! When I took Anya to kindergarten this morning, she responsibly buckled her baby into Dylan’s booster seat “because it’s safer for her that way.” This happens most mornings. The baby doll stays there, safely seatbelted, until I pick Anya up three hours later.
The baby is a talking doll that helpfully informs the world that she’s hungry or wants a story or a needs a diaper change or wants to play. Almost always I leave the doll turned off, because I hate listening to it. I have real children to whine at me, thank you! But the doll was on this afternoon, and we had to listen to it on the way home from kindergarten. After a few minutes, Anya got all huffy and exasperated: “Mom, my baby is giving me a headache! I really need a break from my baby. Let’s get her a babysitter.” I laughed quietly so as not to offend.
She’s just lucky her baby has an off switch. Mine don’t.
It’s ok…I like it that way.