Saturday, April 20, 2013
Playing With Dolls
'We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight" ~ Letty Cottin I thought she would never play with her girly toys. We have a room full of dolls and dress up for Libbie. Thus far she would rather play with Legos, Star Wars, and ANY Action Figure Hoot fancies. I know this comes with having an older brother she idolizes... (he likes her to play with him too even when he doesn't admit it). Last night she asked me to come in HER room and play dolls... She wanted me to be the mom and she would be the daddy. And she called me "Darling" and asked me to dance... We must be doing a good job parenting... however Lambert has never called me "Darling"... So we played dolls for a LONG time... she didn't want to stop and when her daddy came in to the room.... she asked him to leave!!! Girls only DAD!! (Her words). I cherished EVERY moment of play time... Girls only!! Maybe there is hope. So this morning I found her in her room... playing dolls AGAIN!!! Dixie is ALWAYS nearby... "Protecting" She loves Libbie Libbie has always been the organizer... Everything is in it's place in her room... She even did this in China... She would line things up very orderly. I had to go check on the laundry and when I came back into her room.... I found this!!! At least she's playing with dolls!!!