Saturday, January 12, 2008

All's Well That Ends Well

Thanks for the many thoughts on my lousy morning yesterday. The day started to improve significantly once my headache finally lifted....thank you diet Pepsi and Tylenol!!! And then the sun came out, I finished my tedious task, and the day came to an end.

At home, Jason had made something in the crockpot for dinner and my parents came over for dinner. Then after dinner, my mom played with the kids while my dad worked on the next section of our backsplash. He made it all the way to the other side of the stove. It's certainly moving along now!

Caroline and my mom played for over an hour and seemed to have a wonderful, imaginative time. She always wants to play "daycare" these days in which you go to her room, take care of 4 or 5 baby dolls and dress them and then put them to bed and start the day over. She's gotten quite good at feeding, burping and diapering them. I wonder how adept she'll be in July?

But when it was getting close to bedtime, my mom and Caroline came downstairs and my mom (named Angelina by Caroline) was walking behind Caroline (now known as Carley) carrying 3 dolls while "Carley" was obviously VERY pregnant with a doll stuffed under her night gown.

Apparently "Carley" had come up with this scenario completely on her own and was coming downstairs to have the baby. She explained very matter of factly that she didn't know if was going to be a girl or a boy and then described how she would tell when the baby came out. And then after she had the baby, she informed us that new mommies were very tired and needed to rest on the couch. She also proceeded to nurse her new baby and kept exclaiming how tired she was. Here's hoping she'll remember this in July and give me a break......

The funniest thing in this whole scenario was that when Jason and I went to bed much later, Jason peeked in on Caroline and found her completely uncovered, laying on her back with the doll under her nightgown again. I guess she was having another.

So I think we're just seeing the beginning of Caroline's imaginative play with the pregnancy/new baby reality. I've seen many pictures of my sister and me doing the same thing immeadiately following the birth of my brother in 1980. I was three and always pretended to be the mommy and Chrissa would dress up and come and visit me in the hospital. I'm sure we'll be seeing some scenarios like that this summer.

1 comment:

Viv said...

You have to get video of the "pregnant" Caroline! It sounds really cute and I'm sure she'll get a kick out of it years from now! It would be really funny if Bryce thought he was pregnant too! ;)