Annabelle, the 4-year-old, has really taken to caring for her “babies” as of late. In the past, I think she was always satisfied with role-playing Mom and Baby with her little sister, but now that Charlotte is 3, perhaps the game has lost some of its appeal? Anywho, Annabelle is much the doting caretaker to her various baby dolls and stuffed animals. She carries them carefully and is eager to share her food with them (as evident by the chocolate stains on the baby’s mouth). At times, she concerns herself with finding a suitable bed for her dear ones and will not be content until everyone has a suitable place to sleep. Most of the time she’ll arrange the dolls strategically around her in bed, but occasionally she just really needs a separate bed for somebody.
Thankfully, I stumbled across this post a couple years ago and have kept it handy in my mind ever since! Not only did the author present a very useful idea for an empty box of clementines, but she also introduced me to the wonders of this delicious variety of citrus. Are you familiar? They’re delicious. They’re small and juicy and sweet. They peel easily and most of them are seedless. They are truly a treat and now we go through at least 2 boxes every December/January.
Of course, if one has a bed, one must also have a blanket….or quilt. I’ll take any excuse to make a small quilt. I had some recently acquired pinks and was happy to cut into them, plus I reeeeaaallly need to practice my mitered corners on quilt bindings, so this doll-sized quilt came in quite handy for that.
Now the girl has the doll and the doll has a bed and the bed has a quilt and Mama has oranges and everybody’s happy. The end. :)