I think I mentioned that the kiddos are playing with the life-size doll a lot more this year, which means she’s getting really beat up. I don’t mind though. They seem to be really enjoying playing with her and that’s what I was hoping for.
However, her little shorts kept falling off whenever they dragged her (and I do mean dragged) from one place to another. As they were pulling her from her hair, caveman style, her shorts would go down. While they’re whipping her hair all around, she’d be losing her shorts. Enough was enough. I had to give her a little dignity. I worked up some shorts that would never fall off again. I found some yarn in our drawer and got to work. When done, I sewed them to her body. Those shorts aren’t going anywhere!
At one point or another, they all play with her.
But…there is one little Kinder who has really gotten attached to her. She is either playing with her or making sure she is sitting somewhere with her table in front of her (a chair) and a tray of (pretend) food at her disposal.
Another I thing I’ve noticed is that she always has her side kick now. It’s been decided (mainly by the savvy Kinders) that I am the mom of the big one and she is the mom of the little one. But the big doll is also me, apparently. It all gets very confusing but to them it makes perfect sense.
And the glasses…these have become a part of her outfit, courtesy of her new best friend.
I’m a little worried they are going to rip an arm or a leg off one of these days.
She may even lose her head, but she’s held up pretty well considering how much playtime she’s getting. I’m just waiting in the wings with my emergency medical kit full of yarn and embroidery needles for when I’m needed, and I’m sure I will be needed…