anyone else out there a baby/child in the late 60’s and grow up listening to the “free to be you and me” album? it was a favorite in our house, and from it i learned that boys could have dolls and girls could be anything they want to be!
my attempts to bond the squirm to a doll (or anything soft and cuddly for that matter) completely failed. you are much more likely to see him carrying around a car of some kind.
but all kids are different and the squirt seems to have taken a liking to one of the babies i got for the squirm when he were trying to prepare him to be a big brother (something else that completely failed *grin*)
“big baby” (our name for the doll in question) is a good kid. he sleeps with augie every night and copes well with going through the washer and dryer.
but….i have been dreaming of an upgrade. as the squirm transforms from baby into toddler, i have been wanting to get him one of the amazing hand-made dolls appearing all over etsy. the problem? as with most things handmade, they are expensive and somewhat hard to get.
amazingly enough, an opportunity presented itself to trade t-shirts for one of these cute dolls. an excellent reward for my hard work and efforts. usually all my t-shirt money goes right back into emulsion and screens and not much fun comes out of it. but it is nice to get something fun and frivolous! even if it isn’t completely practical!
hopefully big baby won’t mind sharing the bed with little boy blue, and the squirm will like having another friend!
Really cute.All children must love the doll!
Loved this post! You are so very inventive and creative and prove the old adage…where there is a will, there is a way! Hope peace reigns in Phrogland. 🙂
The barter system sure does help, especially with the ridiculous prices of kids toys and clothing. That doll is cute. Way-to-go-Mom! :0
I love the new doll – and a great way to trade a few of your T-shirts for it! Way to go! Hope the doll is well received in your household!
My 9 year old son still loves his “doll doll” – a pink Lamaze doll. Many parents don’t understand the importance of a comfort item, and also for boys to have dolls. Boys need to be free to express their caring and emotive selves. Don’t be surprised if Squirt wants to hang on to both dolls.
Wow! Free To Be is like something out of the musical Hair. Nice messages – thanks for the link.